Swollen gums can occur due to a variety of causes. They may or may not also be accompanied by bad breath or bleeding, but the swelling alone is often enough to make you feel uncomfortable throughout the day or when you're trying to enjoy a meal.Symptoms include
Typically dark pink, red, blue or purple
Rolled margin along the teeth
Blunted papilla between the teeth, or no papilla at all (black triangle.)
Bleeding when you brush or floss
Uncomfortable to severe pain
HOW IS SWOLLEN GUMS DIAGNOSED?
A Dentist diagnoses Swollen Gums by performing a complete dental examination and mouth X-ray.
HOW IS SWOLLEN GUMS TREATED?
The treatment of Swollen Gums typically involves medication and medicated toothpaste and creams. In an extreme case of Swollen Gums, the doctor may schedule surgery or root planning and dentist scrapes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gingivitis is the most common cause of Swollen Gums.