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How to Prevent Swollen Gums

Swollen gums are a fairly common occurrence and most often a sign of something easily treatable. But what does it mean if your gums are swelling around a single tooth? And what can you do to treat it? Here are some of the most common causes of swelling around a single tooth, along with treatment advice to keep you smiling.

If you have swelling around just one tooth in your mouth, it may be because you didn’t get food debris out from under your gums, gum disease, abscessed tooth, viral infection and other potential causes. 

Most causes of swollen gums are preventable by practicing good oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day at a 45-degree angle, brushing away from your gums to remove debris at or below your gumline. Clean between your teeth with floss, interdental brushes, or water flossers at least once a day. Consider using other helpful products like antimicrobial mouthrinses and tongue scrapers. And be sure to see your dental professional for regular appointments. If your swollen gums last more than a few days or your condition concerns you, don’t wait until your next appointment. Visit your dental professional right away for diagnosis and treatment. They’ll be able to help you get your oral health back to a condition you can smile about.

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