Dentist Questions Swelling

What causes swelling in the gums?

I have a slight swelling in my gums. What could be the cause of this swelling? Is it some infection or have I hurt my gums?

21 Answers

Tarter placq and possible lack of flossing
Usually infection. Show the dentist how you brush, floss and ask if it is appropriate.
It could be gum disease or an abscess of a tooth or a reaction to medication taken. Have a complete exam.
You could have an infection present. It could be from a periodontal (around the tooth) source or an endodontic source (within the tooth). You should have your general dentist or an endodontist evaluate it. If you would like us to evaluate it. please let us know:
Too many possible reasons to list. You should be checked by a dentist, probably sooner than later.
There can be different reasons. You should get a dental exam to determine. It can be gingivitis or an abcess or a foreign body (like a popcorn kernel) in the gums causing issues.
Many different factors have an impact on your gums. Are they bleeding to touch? Do you keep up with proper oral hygiene? Are you a mouth breather?
Discuss these with your dentist
You’d better see your dentist. Gum swelling is from either gum disease or an infected tooth. Either way you need professional help.
Could be due to an infection or trauma. Try flossing and rinsing with salt water. If the swelling doesn't go away in a day or two, you should get this checked out by a dentist.
Could be an infection. Consult a dentist if this continues.
Probably it is a rising level of bacteria in the mouth. Lower immunity or stronger than usual bacteria’s can cause it. I strongly recommend discuss it with own dentist.
Swelling in gums is often associated with an infection. Trauma may be involved. See your Dentist as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment.
Any swelling should be evaluated by Dentist. It might be local reason or some general health is compromised
This can be caused by many different things. Trauma can be a cause of this, for instance a sharp pike from a tooth pick, aggressively brushing, or cutting the gums with a sharp chip or piece of bread.
A cavity underneath the gums on the tooth can harbor bacteria which will cause the gums to be edematous and inflamed in this area.
Periodontal disease and gingivitis can always to swelling as well.
There are also certain viruses and certain individuals who are pregnant may have swelling in their gingiva. When I’m doubt, I would visit your dentist for further evaluation.
A dentist should check it first. It could be many reasons.
Several things can cause swelling of the gums. Infection from an abscess or pathology such as a growth or tumor can cause swelling. It is important to see a dental professional as soon as possible if you have swelling of your gums.
The etiology or beginning phases of gum edema or or gingival hyperplasia as it is known medically, has its Origins in the failure to remove plaque from undigested food from the teeth which becomes calcified. If you can imagine these deposits of calcium along the lining of the socket and around the crevice of the gum adjacent to the crown of the tooth, you can get an idea that these areas of inflammation are not healthy. These toxins that cause the swelling can lead to problems with the heart if left untreated. A good dental prophylaxis will put you in great shape to maintain this and routine six month check ups with your dentist should be part of your dental history now.
A swelling in the gum can have different reasons. Anything from the tooth infection, gum infection or something locally dislodged in your gum can cause that. Your dentist can diagnose that based on your X-ray, history, and symptoms.
Swelling can come from trauma, infection, allergy, mouth breathing, and medications. The best bet is to let a dentist look at it if it is painful, enlarging, or does not go away in 4-7 days.
Usually, it is a bacterial disease that causes the bacterial component is usually bacteria living on the biofilm of the teeth. The other reason could be drugs. Drugs for epilepsy are usually implied, however, there are other drugs that are causative. Oral hygiene, scaling and root planning, and non-surgical techniques are the first defense. Very specific mouthwashes can also benefit, but not a cure without oral hygiene techniques.
There are several things that can cause swelling of gum tissue. It would be best to have a dental exam and X-rays to determine the cause and following treatment as long-term swelling can aggravate the bone and cause loosening of the teeth.