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My gums are really swollen by my molars on top and botom I

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My gums are really swollen by my molars on top and botom I can barely get a tooth brush back there also almost like a line on inside of my cheeks?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Stewart Shernan replied 1 year ago.

Hello there,

From your description you have gingivitis that is more severe and localized around your molars. This is generally precipitated by plaque and debris that is left or becomes trapped in gingival (gum) "pockets" around the teeth. Swelling is a response to the inflammation.Bleeding often accompanies the other symptoms. The hormonal changes during pregnancy can exacerbate the issue and increase the swelling.

This can usually be easily treated. But it is important that you see your dentist for a more specific diagnosis and treatment.

In the interim, it is often helpful to rinse with a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt. Also, you can mix 3% Hydrogen peroxide solution (available at the drugstore - in a brown bottle) with water. The mixture should be one part peroxide solution to three parts water. You can rinse with this solution periodically (do not swallow though) or apply it to the affected gums for a few days. This ban be very beneficial in reducing the swelling and inflammation. But do call your dentist.

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Be well,

Dr Shernan