Swollen gums are a common sign of infection in the gum along with oral hygiene issues. One would experience swelling in the gums area and also have some form of bleeding and darkening of the gums. In other cases, there is some discharge from the gums that is pus like, suggesting serious forms of inflammation and infection. One would also experience pain when eating or having food.
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?
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.