What are swollen gums?

Also known as: gingival swelling

The gums are the tissue that lines the jawbones. If the gums protrude or bulge, this swelling can be due to a number of issues. It may also cause the gums to appear red instead of pink and even cover the teeth in severe instances.

Reviewed by: Paula Miranda Bucio, DMD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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