Hi all, hoping somebody could advise me on this.
I had my last dental check up just over 12 months ago, I missed my last appointment and have another scheduled a few months down the line. On my last check up everything was fine, just had a scale and polish etc.
I brush twice daily but I don’t floss, and in fact never have. My dentist has never suggested this either.
Occasionally, when brushing my gums bleed a little. I use a standard toothbrush, non electric. In the last few days, I’ve noticed that gum behind one of my upper front teeth was slightly swollen first thing in the morning. Shortly after that, it went down and back to normal. I then woke with the same issue again yesterday but it wasn’t quite as swollen as badly. Then last night, shortly after my evening meal, I noticed it starting to swell up again, and then this morning it was bigger than it had been previously.
It seems to keep swelling and then going back down again, or at least it has up until now. Can anybody advise what the problem may be?