Swollen Gums / Gum Pain

Swollen Gums and Gum Pain at Emergency Dental CareSwollen, painful gums may be caused by several different issues. The most serious of these is gum disease, which may begin as gingivitis but could become periodontitis disease, a very serious condition.

Causes of Swollen Gums or Gum Pain

  • Brushing/flossing too vigorously
  • Canker sores
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Gingivitis/Periodontitis

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Use a tooth brush with soft nylon bristles and brush in a gentle circular motion
  • Avoid flossing too vigorously
  • Drink plenty of water
  • See your dentist regularly


If you suspect you may have developed gingivitis or periodontitis, you should make an appointment to see your dentist immediately. Periodontitis is a serious condition that can have long-lasting consequences for your overall health.

If you are in or around the Franklin Square area please call: (516) 565-3435. And, if you are in or around the Syosset area please call us at: (516) 348-2000.

The content offered on this website is for informational purposes only and does not seek to diagnose and/or treat any physical, medical, dental, and/or periodontal condition or disease. In addition, the offering and consumption of this content does not establish a doctor patient relationship. If you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, swelling, and/or bleeding in your mouth and/or jaw this may represent a serious condition and can only be diagnosed and treated by visiting a medical doctor, dentist, and/or periodontist in person.