My gums are inflamed. What can I do?
Inflamed gums are a fairly common dental issue, but unfortunately, many people don’t take the problem seriously enough. If you ignore inflamed gums and continue your usual routine, you could be encouraging a much more severe inflammation problem, and the pain that goes along with that. Fortunately, it is quite easy to relieve inflamed gums if you use the tips below.
Use Soft Bristles
A soft-bristle toothbrush – the softest you can buy – is a must for anyone with inflamed gums. Anything that makes contact with your gums can cause you pain, so fine and soft bristles are always the best choice.
Use Sensitive Formula Toothpaste
The toothpaste marketed as “Sensitive Teeth Formula” contain special ingredients to help relieve sensitivity. When your gums are inflamed, even light brushing can cause some pain. Using a special toothpaste will help reduce that pain and make it easier to brush your teeth effectively. The effect becomes stronger as you use the toothpaste more, so use it for each brushing.
Visit Our Office
If your gums remain swollen for more than a few days or a week, set up an appointment with Dr. Michael Hanley DDS. There is a long list of conditions that could be causing your swollen gums, everything from gum disease to pregnancy, so you need to find out where your issue is coming from. Most of the time, Dr. Michael Hanley DDS can easily treat the swollen gum issue at our Chester, VA office, or can give you an effective treatment to take home.