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It’s important to care for the health of your gums as much as you do for your teeth to avoid periodontal issues. You may have heard of gum disease, but many other dental problems can cause your gums tissues to look swollen and feel tender. Knowing what causes swollen gums and how you can treat them enables you to address the issue quickly.

One of the most common causes of swollen gums is the development of gum disease, and only proper treatment can restore your gums to their to original health. Additional causes of swollen gums are certain medications and illnesses, dental appliances that don’t fit right, pregnancy, and malnutrition.

Once you know the cause of swelling in the gums, you can review your treatment options at [pratice_name] and use some home remedies to relieve discomfort caused by the swelling. These include rinsing with saltwater, taking some numbing agents, eating cold food, and applying warm or cold compresses to the outer skin at the site of the swelling.

If you are suffering from swollen gums, please contact Paul Hanna, DMD PC at 860-442-3323 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. Dr. Paul Hanna can work with you to develop a treatment plan and discuss how to reduce swollen gums in New London, Connecticut.