Swollen gum

Cause

Swollen gums can have a variety of causes including a tooth or gum infection. A tooth infection may have started from tooth decay which has spread into the pulp and then into the gums causing an area of the gum to swell. A common cause of gum infections is food being trapped inside your gum pockets.

Treatment for swollen gum

If the cause of swollen gums is a nerve infection, root canal therapy needs to be completed. If the cause of swollen gums is a gum infection, we need to drain the pus and clean the infected area.