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What could cause swollen gums?

Many factors. May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy. Read more...
Many things. Infection, periodontal disease, hormonal changes, and medications are all possible causes. Read more...

Are swollen gums caused by stress?

Possibly. Stress alone is not usually enough. Poor dental hygiene or an infection should be ruled out. Read more...
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 more...

What are some causes for sore, swollen gums?

Most common... The most common cause of sore swollen gums is gingivitis or periodontal disease, both related to poor oral hygiene and not having routine cleanings by a dentist. However, there are many other causes both medical and dental. See a dentist for a complete and thorough examination and evaluation. 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 more...

What are the common causes for swollen gums?

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, malpositioned unerupted teeth, and exostosi (benign dense bone growths) are some possible causes for gums to appear swollen. Read more...
Many causes. Many things can cause swelling of the gums. Some of the most common reasons are periodontal disease, an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. Read more...

Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin B12 deficiendcy cause swollen gums?

Possibly. Vitamin c deficiency is the cause of gum problems along with improper brushing and not taking care of the gums with periodic cleanings( every 6 months ). B12 is very important vitamin that is involved in many functions as well. Read more...