I Have Red or Swollen Gums

Dr. Nicci Hurcomb on Patients with Red or Swollen Gums Read Transcript

If you have red or swollen gums, contact Tulip Tree Dental Care to find out if you could benefit from gum disease treatment! Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our compassionate team don’t just do teeth – we’ll keep your whole mouth healthy at our South Bend, IN dentist office!

Gum Disease And Common Symptoms

Gum disease is a common infection of the gums that can produce serious consequences if left untreated.

Because gum disease can actually be a symptomless affliction in its early stages, you should visit our dental office regularly for dental cleanings and exams. Here are just some of the symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Persistent bad breath

Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment

In most cases, we can reverse gum disease using deep cleaning methods called:

  • Scaling, which cleans away bacteria from between your gums and tooth roots
  • Root planing, which allows us to smooth your tooth roots to prevent bacteria from returning

We will carefully explain the treatment so you know what to expect. We will also prevent you from experiencing pain by numbing the area before we begin. To make your stay more pleasant, we can also provide comfort options, like soft blankets and cozy pillows. We can even help relieve any dental anxiety with dental sedation options!

The Consequences Of Gum Disease

Unchecked, gum disease can cause serious damage to your mouth, like the loss of gum tissue, jawbone structure, and your teeth.

Untreated gum disease has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation throughout the body.

Get Help With Gum Disease

If you are showing signs of gum disease, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 for nonsurgical gum disease treatment! You can use our convenient online form to schedule.

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Video: Dr. Nicci Hurcomb on Patients with Red or Swollen Gums - Tulip Tree Dental Care

Patients who have red or swollen gums are considered to have gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation and infection in the gum tissue. If it goes beyond that, it's called periodontal disease. Watch the video with Dr. Nicci Hurcomb as she talks about gingivitis and periodontal disease. If you want a high-quality, personalized dentistry, Tulip Tree Dental Care is for you. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, call us at 574-208-5668 or by sending us a message using our online form on our website Follow us on Facebook & Twitter: