Swollen Upper Front Gums?

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Afternoon Doctor,

1 Answer:

Hi Agus,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Swelling of the gums can occur due to inflammation. Not only swelling, inflammation in the gums (gingivitis) can also make sufferers experience pain, reddish gums, bleeding easily, and also bad breath. The most common triggers for this inflammation in children are:

Tartar Cavities Teeth and oral hygiene that are not maintained Smoking or chewing tobacco Dry mouth (xerostomia) Lack of nutrition, for example vitamin C deficiency Immunity disorders, for example due to blood cancer, HIV, cancer therapy Side effects of drugs, such as anti-epileptic drugs, calcium channels blocker Viral or bacterial infection Genetic (hereditary) Pus discharge from the swollen gums may indicate an infection. However, it does not rule out that conditions may arise due to various other causes as described above.

Our advice, if your child's complaints have been repeated often enough, you should not take them lightly. Check your child directly to the nearest dentist in order to be given the best management. Generally, the doctor will first identify the possibility of a problem with the teeth and mouth and then give it treatment. However, if complaints continue to recur after undergoing these steps, the dentist may also refer you to a doctor or internist for further examinations, including laboratory tests, biopsy, and so on.

Currently, you can first do the following for your child:

Ask children to brush their teeth more diligently Teach children to rinse with a salt solution after brushing their teeth Avoid giving children foods that are too hard, too acidic, too hot, or too cold Give children a balanced nutritious diet, especially those rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and Other sources of nutrition Keep the child away from cigarettes and smoke Give the child plenty to drink. Hopefully this helps.

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