Tooth and Gum Swelling

Know what your swollen gums are telling you

Swollen gums can be a sign of poor dental hygiene, periodontal disease or dental abscess. The sooner you know the cause, the sooner you can begin treatment

What you need to know about Tooth and Gum Swelling

What causes swollen gums?

Minor swelling could be due to something as simple as food stuck in the gums due to improper brushing or flossing. This food debris can cause inflammation and tooth decay over time. More severe swelling could indicate something more severe, like an infection.

How to reduce gum and tooth swelling?

You can apply a cold compress (such as a cold pack) against the side of your face. This will help reduce swelling and provide tooth pain relief.

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