Puffy Gums: 3 Things To Ask Yourself

Nobody likes looking in the mirror and seeing puffy gums. This is true whether the inflamed appearance is a natural issue, the result of disease, or irritation. The good news is that we offer gum contouring to address cosmetic concerns and we can help address your smile if your gums are inflamed from bacteria. Fortunately, there’s always a solution. As for what’s really going on and what you should be doing, we encourage you to ask yourself a few important questions.

#1: Have My Gums Always Looked Like This?

Ask yourself if this is something that’s always been the case. Or, is this a new development? If you have always seen the same somewhat puffy gums when you look at your smile in the mirror, then you are probably not experiencing any type of gum disease. Instead, you’re experiencing gum overgrowth that we can treat with gum contouring, a cosmetic treatment.

#2: Is This A New Development?

When you ask yourself if it’s a new development and the answer is yes, it’s important to recognize that gum inflammation is never normal. Instead, it might mean that bacteria have accumulated on your teeth and beneath your gumline and that you’re experiencing periodontal disease.

#3: When’s The Soonest I Can Visit My Dentist?

Ask yourself when you can make a visit. The sooner the better! Unless you’re absolutely certain that you’re suffering from an esthetic issue, which we can fix with gum contouring, then a visit with us ASAP is essential to protect your gum health.

Call Us To Schedule A Visit For Gum Health

It’s always best to err on the side of protecting your gums, particularly when you end up noticing inflammation. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.