Does it feel like your teeth or gums are swollen? If so, it could be due to a wide range of issues, making it essential that you make an appointment with a dentist to determine the root cause. There are all sorts of things that could cause teeth and gums to swell, including the following:
- Tooth abscess
- Irritated wisdom teeth
- Irritated gums cause by gingivitis
- Vitamin deficiency
If you’re experiencing issues, it’s prudent to have a dentist look at your mouth right away. Your dentist will be able to prescribe antibiotics if an infection is at play to eliminate the root cause, or he or she will determine other treatment options to alleviate your pain and reduce the overall swelling.
Ways to Prevent Swelling
The best way to prevent the suffering that comes from a swollen tooth and gums is to have healthy dental hygiene habits, which includes brushing your teeth multiple times a day and flossing habitually. Even still, swollen teeth and gums can happen to anyone, even those with great brushing and flossing habits.
What’s more, you’ll also want to use mouth wash to help eradicate bacteria. In addition, be sure to let your doctors and dentists know anytime you are taking new medications.
In the Batavia, NY area, Genesee Dental provides a wide range of dental services, including treatments for swollen gums and teeth. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
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