Healthy gums bear equal importance as healthy teeth. If you are concerned about your overall oral health, make sure your gums are pink and even. If you notice bleeding gums or gums protrude out, there are chances of infections and in that case, visit your dentist immediately. Sometimes, gums swell out, become red, and hides a part of your teeth- this is known as gingival swelling. It is quite sensitive and painful. They also bleed very easily while you brush or floss your teeth. If you have teeth swelling, contact your dentist immediately to determine the reason behind it and get the necessary treatment.

There are several causes behind swelling gums, including:

  • Gingivitis: It is a disease that irritates and swells up the gums. It has mild symptoms, and if left untreated, it can cause a severe dental problem called periodontitis, leading to tooth loss. It mainly occurs due to poor oral hygiene and tartar build-up on your teeth and gum line. Regular brushing, flossing, and a timely visit to your dentist can help you prevent this.
  • Malnutrition: Vitamin C and D deficiency can cause swollen gums as they play an essential role in maintaining your oral health. Vitamin C deficiency can cause Scurvy, which is gum disease and is mostly seen in senior adults.
  • Infections : Viral and fungal infections can cause swollen gums. If left untreated, they can cause tooth decays and dental abscess in the future.

Whatever might be the cause behind gum swelling, you should visit your dentist if you notice it. At Boca Family Dental Clinic, you will get the best emergency treatment from experienced professionals. Contact us today if you have any dental issues; we are located in the heart of Boca Raton, FL.

To schedule your appointment for Dental Treatment please call our dental office at

Boca Raton: (561) 299-4579