Swollen Gums Around the Tooth – What Causes This Problem and What to Do About It
Tooth decay is a serious problem, but issues with your gums can be even more damaging to your smile and your overall oral health. That is why it is so important to check the condition of your gums every time you brush and floss – or every time you strike a smile.
When you look in the mirror, do you see pink healthy gums, or gums that are red and swollen? Does your gumline appear healthy, or do your gums look they are pulling away from the underlying teeth? If you notice that your gums are swollen or otherwise unhealthy, it is important to see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis ...