Tender Gums is a condition in which the gums are inflamed or swollen. Tender Gums often bulge or protrude in such a way that they hide part or whole of the teeth. Tender Gums usually appear red instead of the normal pink color. Symptoms of Tender Gums are:
• Swollen or inflamed gums
• Reddish colored gums
• Pain while chewing or brushing
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