Do your gums look puffy? Have they looked that way for a very long time? Is this something that just started? If you have not yet received a diagnosis for this issue, then it’s important you realize you should probably give us a call. While puffy gums are not always a sign that something is wrong with your oral health, it may be a sign that something serious is happening! Consider a few things to remember if you’re facing this issue, so you know what you can expect.

#1: Nothing You Do At Home Will Improve Them

First of all, don’t decide to become your own dentist when it comes to your puffy gums. We know that you might assume your oral health just needs more attention, so you figure more brushing and flossing (or more vigorous care) will help. However, it won’t! Also, the harder to cleanse your smile, the more aggravated it becomes. So, do not try to do anything fancy. Leave the diagnosing and care up to us.

#2: It Could Be One Of Several Issues

Remember that your puffy gums might be the result of gingivitis, more advanced periodontal disease, irritation, something stuck just beneath your gumline, or even a simple esthetic issue involving too much tissue. All of these concerns, by the way, are treatable.

#3: Fixing The Problem Requires You To Come In

Whether it’s cosmetic in nature or an oral health problem, you’ll need to come in to see us for an examination. We know you might hope you can wish it away or try a home remedy but a visit is all it takes to find out why your gums look this way and what we can do to solve the problem. Simple! Schedule a checkup ASAP.

See Us For Help With Puffy Gums

If you notice that your gums seem to be inflamed or have always looked somewhat puffy, come in to see us right away for a solution. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.