Doctors for Tender Gums in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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Tender, painful, sore, red gums can be a symptom of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) or, more likely, periodontitis (inflammation of the attachment fibers of the teeth and supporting bone), which can arise due to a number of different causes. It can ultimately lead to receding gums and even damage to the bones of the jaw. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also increase the sensitivity of the gums, which may in some cases lead to soreness or pain. Painful gums can also arise due to localized sores on the gums, such as abscesses or aphthous ulcers
HOW IS TENDER GUMS DIAGNOSED?
The dentist can carry out a thorough dental examination to check the health of the gums, which may involve inserting a thin metal stick with a bend in one end (periodontal probe) beside the teeth. In some cases, a number of X-rays may be needed to check the condition of the teeth and jaw bone.
HOW IS TENDER GUMS TREATED?
Tender Gums are treated based on the cause of tenderness or inflammation. Gingivitis or other infections are treated with antibiotics and oral rinses. Scaling or root planing is the common treatment method used to treat Tender Gums
DID YOU KNOW?
Gum infections do tend to get more serious with time and eventually they may also lead to loss of teeth, loose teeth and other similar issues.