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How To Treat And Prevent Periodontitis

How To Treat And Prevent Periodontitis

While periodontitis is common it can be prevented and there are many treatments available to help reduce the likelihood of tooth loss and regain gum health.

Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Sore Gums: What You Can Do To Relieve The Pain

Sore Gums: What You Can Do To Relieve The Pain

When your gums feel sore, it can be hard to concentrate on anything else. That type of pain isn’t easy to ignore. And ignore you shouldn’t for it could be a sign of something more serious.

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Tooth Pain And What it Means

Tooth Pain And What it Means

There are many causes of tooth pain, but all need to be addressed by a dentist.

Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How to Know If Your Toothache Is An Urgent Issue

How to Know If Your Toothache Is An Urgent Issue

When should you just schedule a dental appointment and when should you get emergency or same-day dental care?

 

 

Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

What To Do If You Get Gum Boils

What To Do If You Get Gum Boils

The good news is that gum boils can be treated effectively, so while it might not be pleasant to discover you have them, your dentist can help get your mouth back on the road to recovery!

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

Swollen Gums – What To Do

Swollen Gums – What To Do

Here are some of the primary causes of swollen gums.

Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How To Avoid Swollen Gums And What to Do When You Get Them

How To Avoid Swollen Gums And What to Do When You Get Them

Swollen gums can be very sensitive and painful. If your gums are swollen, even simply brushing your teeth can cause them to bleed. It’s important that you have your dentist check them out.

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Swollen Gums: The Signs, Symptoms And Dangers

Swollen Gums: The Signs, Symptoms And Dangers

Red, swollen gums may have a red spot on the gums or generalized redness along the margin of the gum lines near the teeth. Significant, obvious redness is typical of underlying infections that have triggered a severe immune response.
How To Prevent And Treat Swollen Gums

How To Prevent And Treat Swollen Gums

You may also be at an increased rate to develop swollen gums if you have oral appliances that you wear such as braces, dentures, partials, bridges or retainers. If the appliance can be removed, do so each day for thorough cleaning to prevent the risk of infection. You may need additional appliances to keep permanent fixtures (such as braces or bridges) clean on a routine basis.
Swollen Gums Causes

Swollen Gums Causes

Swollen gums from braces are usually due to how difficult it is to keep the area thoroughly clean as well as a response to metallic appliances within your mouth. If you have swollen gums around wisdom teeth or erupting teeth, this tends to be a normal part of the eruption process although it could be an indicator of a cyst formation.
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