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Swollen Gums

DIAGNOSIS

The sight of the gingiva itself is sufficient to diagnose     the condition. 

Bleeding of the gums is seen, when a sharp thin metal instrument is passed along the margin  connecting the tooth and the gingiva. This bleeding indicates      inflammation. 

Gingival fluid measurement tests: 

In this test, the increase in amount of gingival fluid is measured which is usually not seen in a healthy gingiva.

Gingiva fluid is a fluid produced by the gingiva in the space between the teeth and the gingiva called gingival sulcus. Special instrument and techniques are required to measure the minute increase in the amount of gingival flood. This is a specialized test for confirming swelling due to infection.

TREATMENT

- In case of swelling due to inflammation, good care of the 
  teeth and the gums by proper and timely brushing and 
  usage of mouth washes can reduce the swelling. 
- If collection of plaque or food debris is in large amount 
  then professional help is required to remove the deposits, 
  which are firmly stuck to the teeth. 
- If swelling is due to drugs, stoppage of the drug 
  automatically causes a reduction of swelling. 
- In case of swelling due to general illness correction of the
  health problem . Usually results in an improvement. 
- If swelling is a tumor then surgical removal is the only 
  answer.
- Incase if thick fibrous growth of gingiva a treatment 
  called gingevectomy. 

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