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Is It Normal for Your Gums to Become Inflamed?

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Arletta, Office Manager
Is It Normal for Your Gums to Become Inflamed?Do you have inflamed gums? Are they red and slightly swollen? If so, this condition is not considered normal and should be treated right away.

What Are Inflamed Gums?

Inflamed gums typically result from gingivitis or an advanced form of gum disease, periodontitis. The gingival tissue may also become inflamed from brushing too hard or flossing too aggressively. The use of tobacco, chemotherapy treatments, hormonal changes, and irritations from dental restorations may inflame the gums and cause swelling as well. About 50% of U.S. citizens experience an early form of gum disease. Therefore, inflammation of the gums is a common problem.

The Best Way to Treat Inflamed Gums that Result from Gum Disease

If you have inflamed gums, make plans to schedule an appointment with our dental team. If you have a gum disease, we can do a scaling and root planing (SRP) to arrest the infection. However, for us to reverse the inflammation, you must present an active disease with pocket depths of 4 to 7 millimeters, including attachment loss. Otherwise, we will ask you to brush at least twice a day for 2 minutes at a time and floss at least once a day for the same length of time at home. Get into the habit of routine dental care to get rid of any inflammation related to gum disease, regardless of the extent of the infection and inflammation. Also, brush up on your brushing if you use too much force when you brush your teeth. Use a soft toothbrush and short circular strokes on your teeth's surfaces. Angle the brush at the gum line and move up from the bottom teeth and down from the top teeth. Never brush your teeth using a see-saw effect.

Do you need to schedule an exam and consultation with us? If you have inflamed gums, now, not later, is the time to see us. Help us help you get a handle on any type of dental infection so you can improve your smile aesthetically and functionally. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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620 Shrewsbury Ave Suite B
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701

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