Ongoing Gum Swelling? You May Have Gingival Fibromatosis
Do your gums appear to be red and swollen? If the swelling does not go away with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use -- and if the inflammation seems to be growing up and over your teeth -- you may have a condition called gingival fibromatosis. Here's a look at this dental ailment and what it means for your health. What is gingival fibromatosis? Gingival fibromatosis is an inherited condition. However, it does not often start showing obvious symptoms until a person reaches adulthood, so it's not usually diagnosed promptly.