Red, swollen gums that are painful are a classic symptom of active gum disease due to bacterial plaque around the teeth. Sore, swollen gums are your body's way of getting your attention to let you know that gingivitis has started or is progressing into more severe forms of periodontitis.
Here's some great ways to fight and treat gum disease.
Swollen gums around a tooth can also be a side effect of:
Birth control pills
Active ingredients in toothpaste
Improperly fitted dentures
Wisdom tooth eruptionSwollen gums from braces are usually due to how difficult it is to keep the area thoroughly clean as well as a response to metallic appliances within your mouth. If you have swollen gums around wisdom teeth or erupting teeth, this tends to be a normal part of the eruption process although it could be an indicator of a cyst formation.
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