A classic sign of Periodontal Disease

A classic sign of periodontal disease, or gum disease, is swollen gums. Untreated swollen gums often lead to bleeding gums, pus, and infection. You should visit a Bartlesville dentist immediately if you see that your gums have begun swelling for any reason.

Gum irritation from dental devices, such as orthodontic devices or dentures frequently are the cause of swollen gums. Dentures that don't properly fit or braces with wires place in a tissue irritating manner may be the cause for red, swollen gums. Dental devices should be readjusted to fit you, because infection can arise from these irritations.

In female bodies in particular, swollen gums may also likely be caused by hormonal changes within the body. Women who are in puberty years or who may be pregnant often experience hormonal changes that cause their gums and teeth to be more sensitive. Due to this, they are more susceptible to periodontal disease and gum disease and should maintain as higher level of oral hygiene to prevent complications.

In the mildest form of gum disease, Gingivitis, the patient shows symptoms of dark red, slightly tender, swollen gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, a dentist should be contacted to help prevent conditions from getting worse and possibly becoming irreversible.