Gingiva can sometimes swell at such a fast rate that it
may cover most surfaces of the teeth. In such cases
surgical procedure to reshape the gingiva to normal size
and shape is available.
Can a swollen gum cause any discomfort?
It is usually associated with a mild constant gnawing
pain, or may cause no pain at all The swelling may hamper
the normal brushing, resulting in the increased
accumulation of bacteria and hence cause more inflammation
and destruction of gum tissue.
Gingiva: A soft tissue layer covering the bone supporting
Plaque: Thin layer of food debris and bacteria, which
covers the tooth surface
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