Gums - swollen

Swollen gums; Gingival swelling

Swollen gums are abnormally enlarged, bulging, or protruding.

Tooth anatomy

The structure of the tooth includes dentin, pulp and other tissues, blood vessels and nerves imbedded in the bony jaw. Above the gum line, the tooth is protected by the hard enamel covering.

Swollen gums

Abnormally enlarged, bulging, protruding, or swollen gums are a possible indication of disease.

Considerations

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit