Healthy gums should fit tightly around your teeth, protecting them from bacteria in your mouth. If your gums feel sore, painful, swollen, or if they are bleeding, your dentist at Midtown Dental Care treats them immediately to preserve your oral health and protect your teeth from infection, decay, and possible tooth loss. If you live in the Greater New York Area — including Queens, Rego Park, Manhattan, and New York City — and have swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, call Midtown Dental Care or quickly book a consultation online.
Numerous factors can cause swollen and sensitive gums, the most common of which is poor oral hygiene. If you don’t brush your teeth after meals, bacteria in your mouth forms a sticky film called plaque that can erode your enamel and irritate your gums.
Other causes of swollen gums include:
If your gums are swollen, you may also experience:
If you notice that your gums are swollen, sore, red, or bleeding, you should see your Midtown Dental Care dentist right away. Don’t waste time with ineffective treatments online, which may delay your receiving proper dental care.
If not treated, swollen gums can lead to several serious complications, including:
Swollen gums may also be a sign of a serious condition or illness such as:
Your Midtown Dental Care dentist diagnoses the cause of your swollen gums, prescribes an appropriate treatment, and either treats the underlying condition that is causing it or refers you to another specialist.
The best way to prevent swollen gums is to take excellent care of your teeth and gums by:
Keep your gums healthy and strong by scheduling an appointment at Midtown Dental Care today by phone or online form.