What are the causes of Swollen Gums ?
Most common cause of swollen gums is infection of the “gingiva”, caused by plaque, which is a thin covering of food and bacteria on the tooth surface . The bacterial content of this plaque triggers a response from the
Due to certain normal conditions such as pregnancy and puberty, the gingiva may
Certain diseases or
- Vitamin C deficiency
- Leukemia - cancer of blood cells
- Tumors or abnormal growth on the gingiva, which may be harmless or can be cancerous.
- Certain drugs used by the patient may result in increased size of the gingiva as a side effect
- E.g. Phenytoin used in Epileptic Fits, Nifedepine used for blood pressure.