Swollen gums

What does this mean?

Do you suffer from swollen gums? Then this can be an indication for inflamed gums. Inflamed gums can lead to serious problems with your teeth and gums.

Swollen gums are often accompanied by other gum complaints. The gums can be very sensitive or even bleed. The color of the gums can also be redder than normal. These are serious indications for gum disease.


Causes swollen gums

Having swollen gums can be caused by a number of reasons. Ultimately it is mainly about the way in which oral hygiene is maintained.

  • Brush too hard
  • Brush with a too hard toothbrush
  • Too little brushing of the teeth
  • Insufficient flossing
  • Poor oral care in general
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy


Consequences of swollen gums

Unfortunately, gum problems do not resolve automatically. If the gum problems are not addressed, this can ultimately lead to tooth loss. The possible consequences of swollen gums are:

  • Inflamed gums (gingivitis)
  • Periodontitis


Treatment of swollen gums

Thorough cleansing of the gums and teeth helps to heal gums. Our dental hygienist is happy to help you get rid of your swollen gums. We help you get rid of your swollen gums quickly by means of professional dental cleaning and a motivating brushing instruction. This is to prevent the gum problems from becoming more serious.


Do you suffer from swollen gums?

If you suffer from swollen gums, make an appointment with our dental hygienist for dental cleaning. You can make this appointment online, possibly also in the evenings.