What are the Symptoms of Swollen Gums ?
- Pain may or may not be present.
- If the swelling is due to infection then, the initial stage is characterized by the presence of bright red gingiva.
As the infection progresses the color of the gingiva changes from red to bluish red to deep blue.The gingiva becomes soft and spongy; rarely it may become thickened due to formation of scar tissue.
Bleeding of the gingiva is another common symptom in the advanced stage.
Exposure of the root of the teeth due to the downward movement of the gingiva can also make a smile cosmetically unacceptable.
Swelling caused by the drugs is usually very thick and hard. The swelling occurs only when the drug is administered for a certain period of time.
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