Overcoming Swollen Gums That Cover The Teeth?
Hello, I’m Dias from Bogor, I want to ask why my teeth are small and small and my teeth are closed inside the gums u0026amp; swelling, at first I thought it was due to tartar (because I do have tartar), when I went to the dentist, the doctor said that the cause of the swollen gums was due to tartar, and the doctor said that by scaling my condition would improve, but after I did scaling my gums which never went normal, they remained swollen and closed my teeth. Currently, my right and left side teeth are getting closer and closer so I feel less confident if I laugh out loud. How to deal with gear u0026amp; my gums? . Previously I had a round face and my jaw was wide (I felt my jaw slanted, and even in the teeth I felt I had a slanted tooth cavity. Thank you in advance ..
Hi Dias, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
The condition of the gums that swell up to cover the teeth is called gingival hyperplasia. Gingival hyperplasia can be caused by several things, including:
Inflammation of the gums, for example due to cavities, tartar, food that enters between the gums and teeth. Side effects of drugs such as seizure drugs (phenytoin, phenobarbital, lamotrigine, etc.), hypertension drugs (Calcium Channel Blocker), immunosuppressant drugs (cyclosporine). Systemic causes, for example pregnancy, hormonal disorders, leukemia, HIV, certain anemia, diabetes, lymphoma, deficiency of certain vitamins etc. Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF), which is a hereditary disease in which the gums experience continuous enlargement slowly but progressively.
First of all, you must know for sure the cause of the enlarged gums that you are experiencing. The most common cause is inflammation (tartar is one of them). But you also need to think about other causes if you have taken good care of your teeth, went to the dentist regularly, cleaned tartar regularly, and the condition did not disappear. In gingival hyperplasia that occurs due to inflammation, drug side effects, and systemic causes, the gums may shrink back after the causes have been resolved, maintaining oral and dental hygiene can also help reduce symptoms. If it is caused by HGF, then there is nothing you can do other than to perform regular gum cutting operations.
In general, therapy for gingival hyperplasia is good oral and dental care and effective and routine scaling of the teeth at the dentist. If indeed the above therapies cannot improve the condition, the dentist may suggest gum cutting surgery to improve the condition. Therefore, for now, it is best if you wait first (gum reduction cannot happen instantly within a few days of dental work). If indeed after a few months the condition of your gums does not improve or it gets bigger, you should return to the dentist for further action.
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