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What disease could I have with swollen gums?
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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: See below
Swollen gums usually means gum disease.
Sometimes systemic diseases or hormones can affect the gums. You should be evaluated by a periodontist and perhaps your physician if necessary.

In brief: See below
Swollen gums usually means gum disease.
Sometimes systemic diseases or hormones can affect the gums. You should be evaluated by a periodontist and perhaps your physician if necessary.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Gum disease
You should see a dentist.

In brief: Gum disease
You should see a dentist.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Periodontal disease
Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid.
Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems.

In brief: Periodontal disease
Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid.
Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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