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How To Treat And Prevent Periodontitis

How To Treat And Prevent Periodontitis

Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Periodontitis - or gum disease - is an infection in the gums that can lead to tooth loss and illness. It can become a serious infection if not treated quickly and efficiently, can result in tooth loss and can even damage the bone structure of the jaw.
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

Reviewed By Ray Spotts
A toothache is simply defined as pain in or around a tooth. It can range from bearable to excruciating. It also has a variety of causes; some are relatively minor while others are serious. A toothache should always be treated, as it will just get worse if you try to ignore it. The question, however, is when should you just schedule a dental appointment and when should you get emergency or same-day dental care?
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

Reviewed By Ray Spotts
 

When your gums are healthy, they’re a nice light pink. But when they’re swollen, they’re in need of dental care with the guidance of your dentist. Swollen gums may appear to bulge out near where they meet with the teeth. They also look red rather than pink.

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

Reviewed by Ray Spotts

The best way to prevent swollen gums is by eating a balanced diet and practicing good oral hygiene each and every day. Keeping oral bacteria in balance will prevent the body's need to respond to infection, omitting the symptom of swollen gums. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables and omitting sugar intake will reduce the bacteria in your mouth that causes swollen gums.

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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