When you deal with inflamed gums, it’s obvious that something isn’t going exactly according to plan with your oral health. However, you’re savvy enough to notice the fact that there are different types of swelling. Perhaps you’ve had consistent swelling in the past but now, you only experience it part time. How to figure out what it all means and how you should be handling it, you wonder? Well, we can make this all very easy for you.
Swelling Only Right After Brushing
Do you have inflamed gums that seem to happen only after you’ve brushed (and flossed)? You might need to go a lot easier with that dental hygiene approach of yours. Too much aggression in your motions can yield irritation. Let us show you how to do it (and check your gums) before they begin to recede!
Swelling All The Time (With Discolored Gums)
Inflamed gums that stay that way (and that look like they’re darker, red, purple, etc.) are probably the result of gum disease. You’re going to want to schedule a dental exam very soon if this is the case, so we can restore gum health before things get quite serious!
Swelling Only After Eating
Do you notice inflammation only after eating but not always? Try keeping a food diary. You may find that you have an oral allergy brought on by one or two particular foods (that you can so easily avoid).
See Us To Be Sure
You may think that you’ve got it all figured out, now that we’ve explained some differences between inflamed gums due to an allergy versus other concerns. However, as you know, you are not a dentist! Just to be absolutely sure it’s not gingivitis or something that requires our dedicated care, come in!
Get Our Help For Inflamed Gums Just As Soon As You Can
Don’t leave gum inflammation to sort itself out. You need our care and you need it soon, so we may correct your oral health! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.