Q. What to do for painful loose gum flap between incisors?

Answered by
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 31, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have a small loose gum flap between my top Incisor teeth. It has been there for a few months now. I thought it would go away in time, but it is still there. When I accidentally bite on it while eating it hurts. The only medication I have taken so far is vitamin C chewable tablets, but I do not think that will fix it. What can I do about this problem?



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I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The loose gummy flap should be caused by any trauma and in my opinion, it is getting injured every time you bite by the lower front teeth. That could be the reason for not healing. Instead of plain Vitamin C, I advise you to take multivitamin tablets available in the store as it helps in better healing.

Also, I advise you to apply ointment Dentogel 20 mg thrice daily on the sore area. Do not rinse it off with water immediately, but leave it in place for 15 minutes at least. Since you said it has been there for four months, I reckon you visit the dentist straight to check if there is any particular sharp tooth that hurts that part of your gums. If that is the case, the sharp portion of the tooth causing injury could be easily smoothened and polished in two minutes.

If it is possible, you could also send me a picture attached with the complaint for better diagnosis.

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