August 17, 2010
Health Tip: Why Gums Swell
Some possible causes
(HealthDay News) -- Swollen gums are relatively common, but can signal an underlying health problem.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of possible causes:
- Having an inflamed gum condition called gingivitis.
- Having a fungal or viral infection.
- Being malnourished.
- Wearing dentures that don't fit properly.
- Being pregnant.
- Being sensitive to a mouthwash or toothpaste.
- Having scurvy.
- Experiencing a side effect of certain medications.