Diagnosing and Treating Gum Pain and Swelling
If you have experienced swollen, irritated and inflamed gums, you’re probably familiar with the feelings of discomfort that come along for the ride. While you’re experiencing discomfort, you might be wondering what causes swollen gums in the first place.
This might be due to gingivitis or, possibly worse, periodontitis. Swollen gums is your body’s reaction to a buildup of plaque and tartar in the mouth, often due to ineffective or insufficient oral hygiene (brushing and flossing).
You’re not alone. Over 50% of Americans experience gum disease and swollen gums.
Can Swollen Gums be Treated?
Luckily, with the proper dental care, there are ways to treat and get rid of swelling in your gums. Putting off your dental cleanings will only allow the buildup of plaque and tartar to worsen.
Prevent Swelling with Regular Visits
The best thing you can do if you are experiencing swollen gums is to schedule an appointment with your dental office for a cleaning and checkup. At South High Dental, we make scheduling your cleaning and check up as convenient and comfortable as possible.