Gum growth or normal thing?

I have noticed something on my gums, above my front upper incisors, so I got worried, it's not raised just within the gums. I looked at a pic of myself taken 3 years ago and I think I can see it being there even back then, so it didn't appear recently, do you have any idea if it's a normal thing? I know I gotta see my dentist but I could use second opinion as well. I have attached two photos of it. https://imgur.com/a/7kiPdTM https://imgur.com/a/5ELrrZE

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Answer: Gum growth or normal

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Unfortunately, your pictures were unable to be linked or uploaded.  Your gum tissue is not flat, it can have different textures depending on your oral health.  Sometimes, when the tissue is thinner, the roots of your teeth become more apparent and the texture changes.  Bleeding, redness, swelling or puss are all signs of periodontal disease and should be addressed immediately.  It is important to brush, floss and visit your dental hygienist routinely.  This will allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and note any changes or abnormalities.  If they are concerned with any area of soft tissue, a referral to the oral surgeon may be recommended.  

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