What Causes Swollen Gums?
Your gums are an important part of your oral health, but sometimes they can become swollen for various reasons.
Here are a few common causes:
>< Gingivitis – This is the early stage of gum disease and the most common cause of swollen gums. Luckily, if addressed early, it can be reversed before you experience more severe stages of gum disease.
>< Pregnancy – “The rush of hormones your body produces during pregnancy may increase the blood flow in your gums.”
>< Malnutrition – If your body is deficient in vitamins B or C, gum swelling can occur. Eating a well-balanced diet and taking daily vitamins can help prevent this.
>< Infection – Certain infections from fungi and viruses could lead to swollen gums.
Depending on the cause, your dentist can help you understand the options for treatment.
Do you have questions or concerns about your oral health? Contact us! Our staff can help determine the cause and the best way to reduce swelling and pain.
We’re located in Frisco, Texas and provide dental care for all ages. Contact our office today to book your appointment (214-308-5359) or visit our website (goo.gl/mpp7Np) to learn more.
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