What happens if your gums are not swollen?

What happens if your gums are not swollen?

Because it’s not painful at first, most people don’t realize the plaque is setting up shop until it’s too late. If left untreated, gingivitis can morph into periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and lead to tooth loss.

What to do if your gums are swollen from a cold?

Your gums are affected by the bacteria of your cold. When you’re sick, brush your teeth thoroughly, and if gums get swollen, rinse your mouth out with warm water. You also can rinse with warm saltwater or mouthwash to keep the swelling down.

What to do if your gums are swollen after a tooth extraction?

Taking pain medication and applying ice can help when recovering from a tooth extraction. Pericoronitis is an infection and swelling of the gums that occurs when a wisdom tooth fails to come in or only partially erupts. Mild symptoms include painful, swollen gum tissue around the affected tooth and a buildup of pus.

Why are my gums swollen during my period?

“ Women can experience swollen gums during unique periods in their life where there are hormonal changes, like during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and the use of birth control pills,” says Dr. Austin.

Because it’s not painful at first, most people don’t realize the plaque is setting up shop until it’s too late. If left untreated, gingivitis can morph into periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and lead to tooth loss.

What does it mean when your gums are red and swollen?

If gums look red, shiny and swollen, then you have gingivitis. The next stage is gum recession and bone loss, which defines periodontitis. If you suspect you might have either of these gum diseases, you should consult a dentist.

“ Women can experience swollen gums during unique periods in their life where there are hormonal changes, like during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and the use of birth control pills,” says Dr. Austin.

Your gums are affected by the bacteria of your cold. When you’re sick, brush your teeth thoroughly, and if gums get swollen, rinse your mouth out with warm water. You also can rinse with warm saltwater or mouthwash to keep the swelling down.