Swollen Gums Symptoms

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Apr 03, 2008
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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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aksin

My wife is 7 months pregnant and she has swollen teeth. We are not sure whether to go to a dentist or just sit on it during the pregnancy period. As the dental plan in Canada is not covered by the Government, the dentists in Canada tend to make a big deal out of nothing, as they get paid more. So we prefer not to go to the dentist if we do not have to.
Can anyone suggest what we should do at this moment?

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