What If The Gums Are Swollen?
Good night. I want to ask this. Previously, my teeth were rare, but after I put on the braces my teeth were neat, but the problem was that my gums became swollen, and the swelling occurred on the inside and outside. And also the swollen gums no longer stick to the teeth. How is the solution?
Hello AiniSukma, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Swollen gums can have several possible causes:
1. Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) or the tissue around the gums
2. Side effects of fitting dental tools or dentures
3. The buildup of dental plaque
4. Viral or fungal infection
5. Hormonal, such as pregnancy
6. Consumption of certain drugs
To determine the cause, you should immediately go to the dentist. The dentist will examine the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues, and if necessary, support examinations such as dental x-rays and complete blood tests will be performed. Therapy will be adjusted according to the cause and severity of the disease.
To deal with pain, you can take paracetamol or ibuprofen. Keep cleaning your teeth regularly (at least 2x / day) gently, cold compresses on swollen gums, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid smoking, foods / drinks with high sugar content, and alcohol.
If it doesn't subside, or symptoms are accompanied by bad breath, unbearable pain, fever, consult a dentist immediately.
So, hopefully this is useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.