Keep your teeth intact
Swollen gums are commonly caused by bacterial inflammation of the gum lining. Once inflamed, your gums can then become red, sensitive, and prone to bleeding. More importantly, swollen gums are often an early indicator of gingivitis, a reversible condition that can progress into more dangerous forms of gum disease.
Swollen gums can also be the result of a gum abscess, which can lead to rapid tooth loss. If your gums are swollen and painful, consult a periodontist today.
How do I reduce the swelling?
While swollen gums is a symptom of a much larger issue, it is a condition that is fully reversible. Following these steps can help you reduce the discomfort experienced by swollen gums considerably:
- Visit a periodontist to create a game plan to reverse inflammation
- Practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly
- Rinsing your gums with a salt water solution can help reduce the pain and discomfort