Tender Gums is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gums.Signs and symptoms include:
Soft, puffy gums
Occasionally, tender gums
Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss, sometimes seen as redness or pinkness on your brush or floss
A change in the color of your gums from a healthy pink to dusky red
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?
The treatment for Tender Gums depends on the kind of gum disorder one suffers from. Apart from a complete change in oral hygiene routine, you would also be advised to use preventive gel on the gums. Besides this antibiotics may be given to treat infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
Use an antiseptic mouthwash for prevention of tender gums