Common Causes of Gum Swelling
Some very common causes for swollen gums are infection by a virus or fungus, gingivitis, poor fitting dentures, sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash, side effect of a drug such as Dilantin or Phenobarbital, malnutrition, deficiency of vitamin C and pregnancy (in 1st or 2nd trimester). It is quite common and may involve one area of the gums adjoining a tooth or the entire gums in the mouth. There are many other causes of swollen gums that could be as minor as hypersensitivity to chewing gum, reactions to prescription medications or a popcorn kernel logged into the gums. Gum problems can also be hereditary.
Treatment of early gum disease involves oral sanitation and removal of bacterial plaque. Moderate to advanced gum disease usually requires a systematic cleaning of the teeth and teeth roots called "root planning" and "sub gingival curettage." Root planning is the removal of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from exposed teeth roots while sub gingival curettage refers to the elimination of the surface of the swollen layer of gum tissue. Both the procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and may be accompanied by the use of oral antibiotics to conquer gum infection or blister. Its treatment may include various types of gum surgeries. In an advance gum disease with significant bone demolition and loosening of teeth, teeth splinting or a teeth extraction may become mandatory.
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