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?
Dentists perform a complete examination of the teeth and gums while diagnosing Tender Gums. The doctor may look for symptoms of gingivitis and other gum related issues. They may even look for blisters or boils. In some cases, tissue from the affected area is taken for microscopic examination
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?
Use an antiseptic mouthwash for prevention of tender gums