I brush, floss and use mouthwash, so why are my gums still swollen?

Hello Doctor, i am worrying about my gums they seem to be swolen in the mornings(inside my mouth Upper)but then go down after a while and can swell back up in the day but not all the time, i get a lump in the roof of my mouth when this occours my mouth also peels inside specially my cheeks, and currently i have soar gums but only around my top front 4 teeth and have noticed my gums beginning to receed very slightly, i have changed my tooth brush to a sensodyne soft one, i floss and use non alcaholic mouth wash, and i am now using corstadol mouth wash, any ideas whats going on, i have been back to my dentist and he said that there are no problems with any of my fillings or other teeth he has taken x-rays to check.Any ideal would be muchly appreciated thanks
If your gums are swollen, red and puffy it sounds like you are suffering from gum disease. The best option for you would be to visit a dentist who has a hygienist available. Your fillings and teeth may be absolutely fine, but your gums don’t sound very happy.

You may need a few visits with the hygienist or you may need to visit a Periodontist, who is a gum specialist. But when you visit your dentist they will be able to advise you on this.

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