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Swollen gums

Swollen gums

Overview

Abnormally enlarged, bulging, protruding, or swollen gums are a possible indication of disease.

Update Date 2/22/2016

Updated by: Michael Kapner, DDS, general and aesthetic dentistry, Norwalk Medical Center, Norwalk, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.