17 Aug Inflammation of the gums in the tooth
Inflammation of the gums in the tooth
Visiting the dentist several times a year is necessary to control all kinds of problems that may occur in our teeth and mouth in general. In this way, we can detect any infection, inflammation, etc. in time. and treat it as soon as possible.
Sometimes the gum area closest to the tooth suffers from swelling, discomfort, redness, etc. Depending on how advanced the inflammation is, the pain will be more or less strong.
Most commonly, swelling of the gums around a tooth occurs when a tooth begins to erupt. Inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis, and it is known as the initial state that affects the tissues of the tooth.
When the inflammation is more advanced and there is greater pain, we will be facing pericoronitis. Unlike gingivitis, it is no longer a simple inflammation of the gums, but rather it has already affected the rest of the tooth tissues.
In adults, this inflammation and discomfort usually appears due to the eruption of the wisdom teeth, while in children, it is common during the eruption of the first molar. It can also come out due to genetic factors, poor oral hygiene, tobacco or alcohol consumption, misplaced teeth, etc.
What are the causes that cause inflammation of the gums?
The inflammation of the gum around the tooth causes many discomforts that affect our well-being.
In relation to pain, it usually starts in a concentrated area, close to the affected tooth. But, unfortunately, this pain does not usually stop there, and goes further. The discomfort may begin to spread to areas such as the ear.
The inflammation increases around the tooth, with more and more redness in the area.
Last but not least, take special care with this area as it can be affected by infections, due to the development of bacteria in the place of the rupture of the gum tissue where the tooth is going to come out. If there are no bacteria, the process will be much faster and easier, since it will be gingivitis that will be treated with medication and oral cleaning.
Treatment for inflammation of the gums
The treatment for swollen gums will depend on the state of the gum, and its ailment.
If the inflammation and pain is not very strong, medication such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories will suffice. In addition, it is recommended to carry out a professional cleaning of the entire mouth, accompanied by routine brushing.
In more advanced cases, surgery will be necessary to get rid of the inflamed tissue. If we find that the tooth lacks space to come out, the tooth should be extracted.
How to cure inflammation in the gums
The cure, as we have already mentioned before, will depend on how advanced the inflammation is. Sometimes it will be enough with a cleaning together with its corresponding medication, but in other cases, a surgical intervention will be necessary.
If you suffer from this inflammation and have braces, the process is similar. In the event that this is not very advanced, we recommend carrying out a more thorough cleaning, since we know that with them it is more difficult to carry out the cleaning, but it is just as necessary.
You can also take antibiotics and anti-inflammatories to calm the pain.
This is all you need to know about tooth inflammation, but at Dental Clinic Gallardo y Jiménez we advise you to maintain adequate oral hygiene to avoid this inflammation, since, on many occasions, bacteria are the ones that cause the appearance of pericoronitis.
If you want more about gum inflammation, or any other question, do not hesitate to contact us. Remember, your smile is your best business card.