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Puffy gum around one tooth

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AB2008

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Hello, I’ve recently been changing my dental regime and trying to be more proactive with my cleaning.

I have noticed though for around a month or so that around one tooth, the gum is puffy in front and behind the tooth. It looks like a spot sized puffiness. I’ve brushed, used mouthwash and flossed this part of my gum but it continues to be puffy.

what could this be? Is it likely to just be because my brushing and flossing were not the best and it’s going to take a while for the puffy spot to go down?
 
Gordon

Gordon

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Probably, or it could be an anatomical feature. Hard to say without seeing it.
 
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