Swollen gums; Gingival swelling
Improve your nutrition if it is poor.
Avoid gum irritants such as commercial mouthwashes, alcohol, and tobacco. Change your toothpaste brand and avoid using mouthwashes if your swollen gums are caused by sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash.
Use good oral hygiene. See a periodontist or dentist at least every 6 months.
If your swollen gums are caused by a reaction to a drug, talk to your doctor about using a different type of medication. Never change medications without first talking to your doctor.
The dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums. You will be asked questions about your medical history and symptoms, such as:
The patient will be taught proper mouth and gum care.
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