dental care


Question by  c2a4r8l2 (42)

What causes swelling of the gums?

My gums have become quite swollen and I do not know why.


Answer by  worker2614 (137)

Swelling of the gums can be a sign of another health problem. Some health problems that show symptoms of swelling gums are: gingivitis, periodontitis, gum infection, malnourishment, an allergic reaction or even leukemia. Check with a dental or health professional if you have gum swelling or gum swelling with bleeding.


Answer by  kayers (281)

This can sometimes be caused by gingivitis, a common gum disease. Brushing an flossing regularly, as well as having regular checkups with your dentist should help clear up gingivitis. If the swelling if accompanied by pus or bumps, then it is something more serious and you should see a dentist as soon as possible.


Answer by  Jodie (551)

Most likely there is something tiny in between your teeth. You need to use dental floss between every tooth very thoroughly. It will probably hurt, but the next day the pain should be gone for good.


Answer by  Brandon55 (1719)

The most common cause of swollen gums is bacteria that gets into the gums. Swelling can also be caused by brushing to hard or flossing to hard. Brush gently and try a mouthwash containing gingivitis fighting intgredients. If the swelling doesn't go down after a few days contact a dentist for evaluation. I could be gum disease.


Answer by  csm1003 (33)

If you do not frequently bursh the teeth these type of gum problems arise. You must use mouth wash regularly after having food every time.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

The deposition of calculus on the teeth and into the root causes swelling of the gums resulting in bleeding. During pregnancy also gums sometimes become swollen.

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