Doctor insights on:
Are Swollen Gums Caused By Stress
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Many reasons: Gum disease causing gingival inflammation. Localized bone loss causing improper drainage leads to swollen gum. Food impaction leads to swollen gum. Periodontal abscess. Tooth abscess with draining tract along the gum. Localized trauma. See your dentist to treat the cause, not the symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waking up with swollen gums, then throughout the day it goes back down. Repeat the next day. Causes?
Possibly: Novacaine itself hasnt been used for many years but many people use the term to describe a dental anesthetic;anesthetics can temporarily swell gum tissue at the injection site until it is all metabolized and absorbed. The solution injected has to go somewhere. If you are referring to a generalized puffiness of all gums surrounding all or most teeth - that may be due to periodontal (gum) disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Causes of swollen and bleeding gums
- Does tonsillitis cause swollen gums?
- Can tomatoes cause swollen gums?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Causes of swollen gums and sore throat
- Stress causing swollen lymph nodes
- Can gum infection cause swollen lymph nodes?
- Can trident gum cause swollen tongue?
- Talk to a dentist online for free