My daughters gums are hanging between her front teeth.

My two and a half year old daughter has a very small gap in her front teeth. The other day she told me her gum hurt between them. Now her gap is completely filled in with gum. If I touch the bottom of her teeth I can feel it. It's almost like its hanging between her teeth now. It's kind of red and looks swollen but now she says it doesn't hurt. Could something be wrong? It hasn't always been like that.

Answer: Daughters Gums Hanging Between Her Front Teeth

By Sarah h

Since her tissue hasn't always appeared that way, more than likely her inter proximal tissue is inflamed and swollen from a mechanical irritation. This could be caused from something as simple food debris getting stuck under the tissue or from something hard she placed in her mouth. First clean the area and gently floss around the tooth. If debris is removed, have her gently swish (if possible) with warm salt water and spit it out. Do not use Listerine or any other alcohol based mouth rinse, it could further irritate the area. If it does not seem to get better or begin shrinking within 24-48 hours, you may want to make an appointment and have your dentist look at the tissue to be sure it will shrink and heal on its own.

Answer: Daughters Gums Hanging Between Her Front Teeth

By BracesInfo.com Expert 10

Since her tissue hasn't always appeared that way, more than likely her inter proximal tissue is inflamed and swollen from a mechanical irritation. This could be caused from something as simple food debris getting stuck under the tissue or from something hard she placed in her mouth. First clean the area and gently floss around the tooth. If debris is removed, have her gently swish (if possible) with warm salt water and spit it out. Do not use Listerine or any other alcohol based mouth rinse, it could further irritate the area. If it does not seem to get better or begin shrinking within 24-48 hours, you may want to make an appointment and have your dentist look at the tissue to be sure it will shrink and heal on its own.