Your gums usually look a certain way and feel a certain way and it’s just what you’re accustomed to. It doesn’t mean it’s something you think about on a day-to-day basis. However, when something changes and you recognize a symptom of a potential problem, that’s when you realize a shift has occurred … and you’re probably not too sure about how to respond (or what it means). Fortunately, when it comes to gum symptoms that might point to gum disease, our Auburn Hills, MI team is here to help you with a diagnosis and with periodontal care, should you need it! Find out more!
When Your Gums Are Looking Puffy
We know that when your gums are looking puffy, you may feel tempted to ignore them. After all, swelling isn’t completely foreign to you and you may assume your gums are just a little irritated for some reason. The truth is, when inflammation is present that you actually recognize, there’s a very good chance that it is the result of gum disease. Whether this is the case or something else is causing significant irritation, remember that it’s not something to brush aside.
When Gums Have Changed Color!
Again, if your gums have changed color, this is a potential symptom of gum disease or serious aggravation that you should not take lightly. Remember, your gums are usually going to appear calm, which means a soft rosy or pink hue. However, when you’re seeing strong, bold colors like purple or red, it’s a sign that something is not quite on track with your oral health and likely requires professional attention.
When Gums Feel Uncomfortable
Of course, if your gums feel irritated, it is absolutely possible that you have irritated them with your dental care at home. It’s even possible you’ve eaten something too hot or too spicy that has caused a bit of aggravation. However, when a feeling of discomfort is severe, different, or persists, remember that this is not something you should ignore. Instead, it may point to an underlying gum disease concern that requires treatment!
When It’s Time To See Us
It’s time to see us when you notice any change at all with your gums, so we may let you know whether you require professional care or simply some changes at home. Call us soon!
Come In For Help With Gum Symptoms
Treat your gums mindfully by paying attention to symptoms and then giving us a call if any arise. Let us know what is going on, so we may schedule a visit for you and check in on your gum tissue for improvement. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.