Swollen gums can stop you from sleeping, and if you put it off for too long you might find yourself needing a 24-hour emergency dentist in the middle of the night. No matter what time of day or night you come in, CCED will greet you with a smile and help you treat yours.
Swollen gums, along with gums that are bleeding when you brush or floss, is most often due to gum disease (also known as periodontitis). While it might be your gums that are red and swollen, it’s actually bacteria (and your bodies own overactive immune system fighting against the bacteria) that’s attacking your alveolar bone. This is the bone that contains the teeth sockets and helps to hold the teeth in place. If that bone is worn away too much, it could lead to tooth loss.
You’ll want to get this situation taken care of right away by your emergency dentist at CCED, because the sooner you come in the sooner the healing can begin. We’ll get your teeth cleaned up from plaque and tartar so that we can get a better look at the situation. From there we’ll discuss with you the options and oral care at your disposal.
If you’re up at night with swollen gum pain, it’s time to see an emergency dentist. You can’t sleep anyway, and the late-night anxiety of the chance of losing teeth means that CCED is the place for you to be. Get it taken care of tonight!