Swollen or bleeding gums are a very serious issue, as they could be signs of real oral health complications. Aside from being uncomfortable, swollen or bleeding gums can also be a sign of periodontal disease, which can have a huge impact on your overall health.
If you are experiencing swollen or bleeding gums, we highly recommend you schedule an appointment with your dentist at your earliest convenience. This is the best way to determine how serious of an oral health issue you may be experiencing. Other than scheduling an appointment with your dentist, the following symptoms are important to note:
Healthy gums have a distinct color: typically, light pink or coral. If your gums are red, purple, dark pink, or blue, then something serious could be wrong. Contact your dentist immediately if you notice a change in gum color.
The easiest way to keep your gums happy and healthy is to have proper dental hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing at least twice-a-day. Other recommendations we have include upgrading your dental equipment to an electronic toothbrush and eliminating any meds that may cause swollen or bleeding gums (when possible).