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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss af ... Read More
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many reasons: There can be many reasons for swollen or inflamed gums. Several common reasons are: improper brushing debris on the teeth calculous formation h ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Anastassov
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy.
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many things: Infection, periodontal disease, hormonal changes, and medications are all possible causes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist.: Have an exam and a consultation. The dentist will let you know how dire your condition is... Hopefully all you need is a good professional cleaning.
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: To determine the cause, extent and treatment required. The most common cause of swollen gums is poor oral hygiene and inflammation from plaque and cal ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Number of causes: Swollen gums can be due to a number of possible causes. Periodontal disease, acute and chronic infections, some medications, cysts and/or tumors, mal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emmett Miller
54 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Stress alone is not usually enough. Poor dental hygiene or an infection should be ruled out.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
38 years experience Dentistry
No, not likely: I have heard of using tea bags to help stop bleeding after an extraction. The tannic acids along with pressure from biting on the bag helps to control ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, but: Yes, swollen gums often bleed more easily. However, with good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy and stop bleeding so easily and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barnet Baron
53 years experience Dentistry
Periodontal tx: You should seek the opinion of a periodontist. Red gums indicate inflammation and this could be an early sign of periodontal disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Allergy?: to may be meds of foods can cause dry cough and swollen gums , if persists see a doctor .
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Dental hygine: Proper brushing and flossing, of infection is present see your dentist.

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