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Why does my gums swollen?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Swollen gums

Some medications (dilantin for example) can cause swollen gums.
Other times this can result from a vitamin deficiency (c, b, etc). In fact, scurvy, the disease sailors used to get, starts out as swollen, red gums from lack of vitamin c. More common these days, however, is a bacterial infection of the gums - periodontitis or gingivitis. See a dentist, they should be able to solve this quickly.

In brief: Swollen gums

Some medications (dilantin for example) can cause swollen gums.
Other times this can result from a vitamin deficiency (c, b, etc). In fact, scurvy, the disease sailors used to get, starts out as swollen, red gums from lack of vitamin c. More common these days, however, is a bacterial infection of the gums - periodontitis or gingivitis. See a dentist, they should be able to solve this quickly.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Swollen gums

Swollen gum is generally an indication of gum disease.
It needs to be evaluated and addressed by a dentist or periodontist for the answers.

In brief: Swollen gums

Swollen gum is generally an indication of gum disease.
It needs to be evaluated and addressed by a dentist or periodontist for the answers.
Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Dr. Ahmad Eslami
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sign of infection?

Swollen gums usually means they is a process of inflammation occurring usually from an infection known as gingivitis.

In brief: Sign of infection?

Swollen gums usually means they is a process of inflammation occurring usually from an infection known as gingivitis.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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