Swollen Gums: A Reason to Immediately Go to the Dentist

Good at-home dental hygiene, regular bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings, and eating right are just a few things you can do to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Still, regular preventive measures are still not enough at times.

It’s important to pay attention to what’s going on in your mouth. For so many oral health conditions, early detection is key to treating the problem, restoring your oral health, and protecting you from the onset of serious overall health problems that are often associated with oral conditions.

If you have swollen gums, call Dr. Stewart’s dental office at (734) 425-4400 immediately to reserve an appointment. Often, swollen gums are a sign of gum disease, and, even if you believe you have healthy teeth and gums, swollen gums warrant a trip to the dentist. Upon examining your mouth, we will be able to tell right away if you have gum disease and how extensive the condition is.

Also, pay attention to the color of your gums. If they are redder than usual and appear very smooth and shiny, call our office to reserve an appointment. The key to treating periodontal disease is early detection. If caught in the early stages, Dr. Stewart can treat the condition effectively and conservatively.

Protect yourself from gum disease and its effects, including an increased risk of stroke, heart problems, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, pregnancy complications, and much more by paying attention to what’s going on in your mouth and addressing any abnormalities in the early stages.