What Are Your Swollen Gums Telling You?

swollen-gumsIf your gums are puffy, swollen and bleed when you floss or brush, it could be a sign that you are at risk for gum disease. Gum disease can range in severity from minor inflammation to severe damage that could lead to tooth loss if not treated appropriately. 

Gums normally have a natural pink color to them, but if you see that your gums are red, that is an indication of gum disease. If left untreated, the inflammation can progress further, damaging the soft tissue and destroying the bone that supports your teeth.  Healthy gums should not bleed when you brush, floss or eat, and they should never be tender to brushing or flossing.

If you think you have gum disease or are having issues with sensitive gums, contact TNT Dental Care P.C. located near Watertown Square today! Our staff provides a personal touch to dental care and will make you feel comfortable for your entire appointment.

Contact us Monday through Saturday at 617-923-0088, or easily request an appointment online today!