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What is this tissue in between the front teeth? Is this part of the gum it is it because I have a large fernilum? Should I be concerned about it? It's been this way for years.

ANSWER: Better photos.  If you're talking about the line between your lip and your gum, that's your frenulum.  It appears to be normal.

The second photo shows me a reddish-blue swelling between your fingers on your upper lip.  I am concerned about this.

The third photo looks like the same one you sent in your first question.  My answer is with that question.

I still believe that you need to see your dentist for a checkup and cleaning.  Have your dentist look at these areas and give me his/her opinion.

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QUESTION: The picture which you said showed a redish blue buldge was taken two years ago. I have had dental check ups since then with the velescope not showing anything at all concerning. Should i still be concerned are you still
Concerned? Here are a few more pics. Do you still see the area? What could it be?

ANSWER: I can see nothing to be concerned about in any of these photos.  But I still want you to see your dentist for a cleaning and checkup.

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QUESTION: I have a cleaning next month. So you don't see the redish blue swelling that you out pointed out in this photo?

The second photo shows me a reddish-blue swelling between your fingers on your upper lip.  I am concerned about this.

Do you think it's was just the way I was holding my lip? Did you notice it in any of the other photos I sent ?   
Should I be concerned?

No, I did not see the blue swelling in any of your other photos.  It may have been the way you were holding your lip.  This is why your dentist needs to have a look.

You should be concerned only to the extent that you talk to your dentist about your concerns and let him provide you with a thorough exam.


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Howard Finnk, D.D.S., P.A., CEO


I am a Family, Implant and Cosmetic dentist. I will answer questions on any aspect of dentistry and matters relating to the smile, gums, jaws and lower face. Member American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, and Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. I have served as District Council Member of Alpha Omega, as well as serving for one term as its President. I am also a member of The Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, and Mount Sinai Hospital Guild. I have served as a Volunteer for Project Dental Health and The Tri-County Dental Health Council.


Having attained over 30 years of clinical experience in private practice in Michigan, in 2001 I was re-certified by taking and passing the Florida State Dental Board Examination. After moving to Florida, I spent nearly 10 years re-honing my skills while working as an Associate Dentist for several large dental groups. In September, 2004, I was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at Nova University's College of Dental Medicine. I am certified in placement of Mini Dental Implants, and I am Director of The Florida Implant Center ( On March 1, 2010, at the age of 62, I began all over again by buying a dental practice near my home in the Fort Lauderdale area. As sole owner and Chief Dental Officer of the new Nob Hill Dental Center (, I can now carefully provide dental care to patients who care, all within a caring, joyful environment. Over my career lifetime, I have provided thousands of diagnoses, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal treatments, TMJ therapies, partials, dentures and extractions, and dozens of implants for my patients. The only aspect of dentistry with which I have very little experience is orthodontics.

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