Gum Swelling Specialist

Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC

New York/NYC

Healthy gums are a perfect pink backdrop for your glistening smile, but if you’re experiencing gum swelling, pain, or redness, it’s time to get them checked out. The team at Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC are experts in gum health when it is caused by an endodontic problem. As leading endodontists in Midtown Manhattan New York City, Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC helps find the cause of your swollen gums so your healthy smile can be restored.

Gum Swelling Q & A

What causes gum swelling?

Gum swelling occurs for variegated reasons. Sometimes, it can be as simple as food, floss, or other debris stuck between your tooth and gums. Swollen gums can also be an early indicator of gum disease. If you’re developing gum disease, you risk a tooth becoming loose as your gums recede further.

Gum swelling may also be a sign of an abscessed tooth. This occurs when decay forms a cavity that causes bacteria to spread in your tooth, causing an infection. Left to its own devices, an abscess can actually cause you to lose the tooth. Occasionally, gum swelling is a side effect of certain over-the-counter and prescription medications, so let the staff at Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC know about all medications you’re taking.

Will I have other symptoms?

Whether or not you have other symptoms along with your sore gums depends on the cause. If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, make an appointment with Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC right away. Related symptoms can include:

  • Pain in response to heat or cold
  • Pain or throbbing in a tooth or several teeth
  • Swollen face or jaw
  • Bleeding
  • Pus around the infected tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bad taste in your mouth

How are swollen gums treated?

Which treatment is appropriate depends on what’s causing your gums to swell. If you have severe decay or an infection, you might need a root canal. If your swelling is only due to a gum problem, and the cause isn’t from an unhealthy nerve, you may need to be referred to a periodontist. Sometimes, if the team at Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC can handle the problem in-office, they can clean out your gums personally. No matter the cause, the doctors can do everything they can to preserve the health of your teeth and gums.

Can I prevent gum swelling?

Healthy, routine oral hygiene is among the most efficient methods of preventing any issues with your gums. That means brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day and flossing once a day, as a bare minimum. You should also use an antiseptic mouthwash daily to get rid of any bacteria that may be lurking around in your mouth.

If you have a substantial gap in your teeth, bridges, or braces, you might require additional dental tools to keep your gums healthy. The expert team at Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC can teach you how to keep your mouth healthy and which devices you may need at home.