Hi Kaityln, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Your Kid is having Gingivitis
, which is inflammation of the gums, You should be getting him examined by a Periodontist so that he can examine him and rule out the exact cause. Is he using any Poor fitting dentures? It could be due to Misaligned Teeth, Poor Dental hygiene, general illness, Sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash or few medications. Improve his nutrition if it is poor. Let him eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and green leafy veggies. Brush his teeth twice a day and keep him off Junk and chocolates. Change his toothpaste brand every three months and avoid using mouthwashes if swollen gums
are caused by sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash. The Dentist
will examine and take dental x-rays and dental bone measurements to determine whether the inflammation has spread to the supporting structures of the teeth. He may recommend Antibacterial mouth rinses
in addition to frequent, careful, tooth brushing and flossing. Many dentists recommend having teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months.
I wish him Good Health, Take Care.