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Types, Signs And Symptoms Of Gum Boils

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Gum boils are a generic term that refers to various types of swelling or tissue overgrowth that occurs in the mouth. Gum boils may be fluid filled or made of solid, fibrous gum tissue. Color may appear normal or the gum boil area can appear red and raw. 

Types Of Gum Boils

What causes gum boils? Gum boils have different causes and variations. They may also be called tumors. Knowing what causes gum boils in your mouth can help you treat them appropriately.

Gum overgrowth may be due to a side effect of prescription medications, ill-fitting dentures, or wearing braces. These are probably the most common forms of gum boils.

A common form of gum tumor is a pregnancy tumor on the gums, induced by hormone levels during pregnancy. These quickly go away after the pregnancy is completed and hormone levels return to normal.

Congenital gum boils may be present at birth.

Dental abscesses due to severe decay and infection of the tooth nerve may appear as a boil on the gums.

Boils caused from severe periodontal disease are present when oral hygiene and plaque levels are poor.

Signs And Symptoms Of Gum Boils

Gum boils in the mouth may appear in several different forms:

Swollen, hard areas of fibrous tissue

Soft, swollen fluid-filled blisters

Light pink

Dark red

No bleeding, lack of blood supply

Bleeding during oral hygiene

Dangers And Health Risks

Gum boils may be completely benign or they may be a signal that there is serious infection in your mouth. Most benign gum boils do not have any symptoms such as tenderness or bleeding, while those with symptoms tend to be associated with severe dental infections. If left untreated the infections such as those associated with dental abscesses can spread through the body and increase risks for cardiovascular disease, other systemic diseases, or in rare cases, brain abscesses. 

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Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.




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