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    Ook so for about 3 years I have had a swollen gum area around one tooth. I think it came about weirdly after seeing a hygienist. Regardless about 1 year in or so I was told it might be mild gingivitis but he wasn't worried and just said to take mouthwash and keep it clean.

    Now whenever I have gone to the dentist I have only ever been told the same thing - my teeth are healthy and well. This swelling on my front gum though has been there for about 3 years now - it never seemed to get worse and wasn't painful unless pressed on and so was easy to forget about.

    Anyhow I went to the dentist two weeks ago and was told my teeth are good and well etc. Sshe didn't even notice my gum swelling until I pointed it out to her. When I told her I had it for 3 years she said she'll refer me to the hospital for them to take a look but she reassured me she thought it was nothing to worry about and potentially some bacterial thing - although she did say that since it's been there 3 years it might not be something that can be healed completely. She took xrays of my back/side teeth - no cavities or decays or anything and she said she didn't take for my front as she could see all was well.

    Two weeks on and something weird is happening - my gums are turning white. The area closest to my teeth and bizarrely there is a very noticeable line of white if you like that separates the white area from the more natural pink coloured area (the latter which is further away from the teeth).

    What on earth is this and should I contact my dentist tomorrow? As my referrall appointment isn't for another month yet.
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    Ook so for about 3 years I have had a swollen gum area around one tooth. I think it came about weirdly after seeing a hygienist. Regardless about 1 year in or so I was told it might be mild gingivitis but he wasn't worried and just said to take mouthwash and keep it clean.

    Now whenever I have gone to the dentist I have only ever been told the same thing - my teeth are healthy and well. This swelling on my front gum though has been there for about 3 years now - it never seemed to get worse and wasn't painful unless pressed on and so was easy to forget about.

    Anyhow I went to the dentist two weeks ago and was told my teeth are good and well etc. Sshe didn't even notice my gum swelling until I pointed it out to her. When I told her I had it for 3 years she said she'll refer me to the hospital for them to take a look but she reassured me she thought it was nothing to worry about and potentially some bacterial thing - although she did say that since it's been there 3 years it might not be something that can be healed completely. She took xrays of my back/side teeth - no cavities or decays or anything and she said she didn't take for my front as she could see all was well.

    Two weeks on and something weird is happening - my gums are turning white. The area closest to my teeth and bizarrely there is a very noticeable line of white if you like that separates the white area from the more natural pink coloured area (the latter which is further away from the teeth).

    What on earth is this and should I contact my dentist tomorrow? As my referrall appointment isn't for another month yet.
    Yup i'd talk to your dentist. No idea what it is, but sounds like something you should get checked out sooner than a month.
 
 
 
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