Posts for: August, 2021

By Smart Family Dental Care
August 20, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Pain   Gum Disease  

Your gum pain could be caused by a number of factors, and often it can be mitigated by simple habit changes. But you shouldn't ignore gum pain, especially if it doesn't go away or is accompanied by other symptoms, as it could signal gum disease. Gum disease, in its advanced stages, can lead to tooth loss if unattended. To treat and to prevent gum disease look no further than your Norcross, GA, dentist of Smart Family Dental Care, Dr. Orson Baek.

Brushing Too Hard

A common reason for gum pain is brushing too hard, so a possible solution is to employ softer bristles and a gentler technique, both of which are perfectly effective at removing plaque as long as you employ a fluoride toothpaste.

Canker Sores

Canker sores can develop anywhere inside your mouth, so they can also affect your gums. They can be easy to spot if you can see them, they are typically small sores that appear different in color to surrounding tissue. They can make it difficult to eat and speak but often go away on their own in a week or two. Consult with your dentist if pain persists.

Ill-Fitting Appliances

Braces, dentures, and even mouth and night guards can cause gum pain if they don't fit properly. Always consult with your dentist if you continue to feel discomfort. If your mouth or nightguard is over the counter consider asking your dentist for a custom one.

Gum Disease

Swollen gums that are painful and bleed with ease can be symptoms of gum disease. You should never ignore these as they can lead to periodontal disease, a more advanced stage of gum disease. Its symptoms include loose teeth and receding gums, even abscesses. At this stage, treatment may require surgery.

Gum Disease Treatment in Norcross, GA

In its early stages, gum disease may present no symptoms so it's important to come in for regular visits. Bi-annual checkups and cleanings can prevent and treat gum disease. So schedule a consultation today with Dr. Baek of Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA, by dialing (770) 446-5700.