Why are my Gums Swollen?
If you have experienced swollen, irritated and inflamed gums, you’re probably familiar with the feelings of discomfort that come along with it. 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 your swollen gums. Putting off your dental cleanings will only allow the buildup of plaque and tartar to worsen. 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 check up. At South High Dental, we make scheduling your cleaning and check up as convenient and comfortable as possible.
If you are in need of an appointment, chat with one of our friendly team members to schedule your appointment today! Call us at 614.363.2462 or contact us here. At South High Dental in Columbus, OH we are happy to provide our dental services to our neighboring communities including Obetz, Grove City, Groveport, South-South High St., Ashville, Circleville, and surrounding areas in Ohio.
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