Gums can become swollen, inflamed, tender, or even painful for several reasons. Our periodontists in Los Angeles work to find the underlying cause of any gum discomfort. With the right treatment, your gum health and comfort can be restored.
Common causes of gum pain include:
- Aggressive dental hygiene
Brushing and flossing are among the most basic dental care needs, but brushing too hard and flossing too roughly can injure your gums. To protect your gum tissue, use a soft-bristled brush, and be gentle when you clean your teeth.
- Gum disease
About half of adults in the U.S. have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque, which infect the gum tissue and cause an inflammatory response. Treatments can range from professional deep cleaning and improved at-home cleaning regimens, to antimicrobial therapy and surgery.
- Ill-fitting dentures
If you wear dentures, they may need to be adjusted or relined periodically. If your dentures do not fit well, they can rub and irritate your gums, causing sores and pain.
If you are suffering from gum inflammation, tenderness, or pain, call our expert in gum pain treatment in Los Angeles to schedule your consultation with our team.