Jaw Locking, Pain Or Discomfort And Swollen Gums

Reviewed on 5/13/2022

Swelling and pain of the gums is characteristic of gingivitis, which can occur due to oral infections or poor oral hygiene. Teething in infants can also cause swelling of the gums and pain or discomfort. Jaw locking may be seen with temporomandibular joint syndrome. Pay attention to all your symptoms, and talk with your doctor anytime you are concerned.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors