Red gums

What does this mean?

Gums should be pink in color. Red gums are an indication that your gums are not doing well. Usually this is an indication that your gums are inflamed. It is estimated that more than 90% of all adults suffer from inflamed gums. However, the complaints are worse in one than in the other. Bleeding gums is one of the other symptoms of inflamed gums. There is also a simple rule for that: healthy gums, never bleed.

Gums should therefore be pink in color. In the worst case, your gums are not red but even purple. Then it’s really time to pay a visit to the dentist or dental hygienist. They can help you get rid of your complaints, but also find out what causes the red gums. By examining your gums, the dentist or dental hygienist can determine the cause.

Red gums often have one of the following causes:

  • Gingivitis, better known as inflamed gums
  • Periodontitis, advanced form of gum disease

It is important not to continue with this. The health of your gums says everything about the health of your teeth. If you do not have gingivitis treated by a dental hygienist, this can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is the next phase of your gum disease. The danger of periodontitis is that there is space between your teeth and gums. This can cause your teeth to become loose and even fall out. So don’t wait any longer if you have red gums, but make an appointment with our dental hygienist immediately.

So red gums are an indication that your teeth are not healthy. The color red arises because the blood vessels expand and the blood volume increases. A clear indication of an inflammation of the gums. Red gums are often not the only indication that your gums are inflamed. Other indications are:

  • Painful gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bloody gums
  • Retired gums
  • Bad breath
  • Dirty taste in the mouth

Do you suffer from red gums? Then make an appointment online with the dental hygienist in our dental practice in Benoordenhout, The Hague.