The gums are made up of firm, pink tissue that covers the jawbones, and this tissue is thick, fibrous and full of blood vessels. In case of Swollen Gums, the gums protrude or bulge out. Swollen Gums occur when the gum meets the tooth and they begin to hide parts of the teeth. In case of a Swollen Gum, the gums appear red instead of their normal pink color.
HOW IS SWOLLEN GUMS DIAGNOSED?
The dentist will examine the mouth, teeth, and gums. He will ask questions about medical history and symptoms. The doctor may have blood tests such as such as a CBC (complete blood count) or blood differential tests suggested.
HOW IS SWOLLEN GUMS TREATED?
Depending on the diagnosis, the doctor would also provide anti-inflammatory gels to reduce the swelling and ask you to change your oral hygiene pattern. Regular use of mouthwashes and flossing is further suggested to reduce the recurrence of such infections. In rare cases surgery is needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gingivitis is the most common cause of Swollen Gums.