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Swollen Gums


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 the teeth. 
Plaque: Thin layer of food debris and bacteria, which covers the tooth surface

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