Causes & Symptoms of Swollen Gums

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How do your gums feel?

Get help for swollen, inflamed gums today.

Swollen gums are painful! They’re also usually a symptom of an underlying issue. Left untreated, you could be putting yourself at risk for dangerous oral health problems like…

  • Bleeding
  • Decay
  • Pain
  • Loose teeth
  • Lost teeth

Don’t just grin and bear it — we’re here to help relieve pain and address the issue. Schedule an appointment at our Midtown Atlanta or Roswell office today. Learn more below.

What causes swollen gums?

There are many reasons why your gums might be irritated. It’s possible that you brushed or flossed a little too vigorously that morning. Or you might have a piece of food stuck down between your gums. Swollen gums are also common during pregnancy.

However, there are also much more dangerous underlying causes of inflamed gums. The most common being gum disease. In fact, inflamed, swollen, and bleeding gums are one of the first signs of gum disease and should never be ignored.

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Signs and symptoms of swollen gums


A dusky or dark red color


Puffy or swollen appearance


Tender to the touch


Bleeding after brushing or flossing


Persistent throbbing in your mouth


Teeth that begin to appear longer

How to stop gum swelling

First things first — make an appointment with us It’s important to get a professional diagnosis and identify the root cause of your gum inflammation.

Depending on what’s going on in your mouth, we offer a comprehensive set of high-tech and minimally-invasive services focused on improving the health of your gums.

In the meantime, a few of our favorite tricks for reducing gum pain and inflammation include:

  • Placing a warm compress on your jaw
  • Gently rinse with a saltwater solution
  • Drinking lots of water
  • Always using a soft bristle toothbrush, and brushing and flossing gently
  • Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever

Remember: With periodontal concerns, the sooner you address the issue the better. Learn more about how we can help.

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Get help for swollen gums today.

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