Doctor Answers (4) on Swollen gums
Gum disease is more serious issue than dental caries.
Regular tooth picking damages the integrity of gums destroying the underlying bone causing pocket formation with loss of gum attachment. this spots are easily susceptible for entrapment of food particles and growth of germs.
food Particles irritate gums so that it becomes inflamed and you will have swelling on gums.. you can use flossing or interdental brush to clean food particles between teeth. it will help..