Knowing what to do if you have Recurring Swollen Gums

Blog Highlights:

  • Gum infection can be very painful and it can be an indicator that something worse is about to happen to your oral health.
  • Recurring swelling is a hallmark sign that you have a gum abscess that is caused by an infection.
  • You need to see your dentist so he or she can drain the abscess and help you release the infection.
  • Your dentist will apply local anesthetics, and afterwards, he or she will give you antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.

Gum infections, also known as periodontal disease, can be very painful. But more than just the pain, you need to understand that it can actually be a sign that you are about to deal with far worse problems especially if you do not seek help. Recurring swelling of the gums is actually a hallmark sign that you have an acute gum abscess and that you need to see your dentist right away. An abscess is a pus-filled sac that is caused by an infection. Your dentist can drain this sac to help release the infection in your gums. The dentist will use local anesthetics to help numb the affected area, and he or she will also provide you with antibiotics as well as anti-inflammatory medications to help you heal and to help you get rid of the infection.