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are swollen gums caused by stress?

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Dr. Emmett Miller
53 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Stress alone is not usually enough. Poor dental hygiene or an infection should be ruled out.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Terri Silverman
40 years experience Dentistry
No: Stress alone doesn't cause swollen gums. It is the build-up of plaque and tarter that sets the stage. Stress does contribute to how your body deals with this accumulation. If you are stressed, your body may secrete more cortisol, a substance that helps promote bleeding gums and inflammation, which will cause more swelling.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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See dentist: Sounds more like gingivitis, which is often caused by other factors than stress. Best for you to see the dentist, to have this treated. Good luck.
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