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what diseases cause your gums to be inflamed?

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Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Many -see a dentist: There are many potential causes... Periodontal disease, root canal abcess, wisdom teeth infections, food or other impaction, diabetes, herpetic gingivostomatitis, pyogenic granuloma, reaction to medication such as Dilantin or calcium channel blockers, allergic reactions...see a dentist for evaluation.

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What color gums should I be concerned about and go see a dentist?

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Gums: Are you talking about the gum you chew (should always be sugarless regardless of color) or your own dental gums (gingiva)?
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Why does my gums swollen?

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Sign of infection?: Swollen gums usually means they is a process of inflammation occurring usually from an infection known as gingivitis.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stop what doctors call the tick. This is when I am constantly chewing on my gums. How can I stop this problem?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Look for a cause 1st: There can be medical, medication, dental or emotional reasons for chewing your gums. What medications are you taking? Antipsychotic & mood stabilizing meds as well as some antidepressants can be reasons. Gum disease, dental plates or unerupted wisdom teeth also factor in. Anxiety may be the issue &, yes, it can be simply a tic disorder. Each require specific help from professionals. Seek them out.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Should I be very concerned with the bump on my gums?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Proper diagnosis: This is really a question for an oral surgeon. You do not tell us if it is painful or is it enlarging. Differential diagnosis includes, periapical abscess, fibroma, lipoma, or an inflammatory lesion. Yes, you should be concerned, because you do not know what is the diagnosis. See an ENT or an oral surgeon for lesions of the oral cavity.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What oral disease causes your gums to be inflamed?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Gingivitis..: .. And the more advanced periodontitis. Xerostomia, although not a disease but rather a side effect of other medical problems or medications, can also cause gingival inflammation. Acid reflux and carious lesions are also contributors. Have yourself examined by your local dentist.

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