If you’ve noticed that your toddler has swollen gums, it is important to figure out what is causing them as soon as possible. Swollen gums may be a symptom of a serious dental issue such as gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious health issues down the road.

Gum disease causes the gums to swell and bleed. If your toddler has this condition, they may or may not experience any pain. Other signs of gum disease include gums that back away from the teeth, sensitive teeth, chronic bad breath, and visible pus surrounding the teeth.

While gum disease is one of the most common causes of swollen gums, dry mouth, oral trauma, and malnutrition may also lead to swollen gums. If you notice your toddler’s gums are swollen, take them to the dentist right away so that a dental exam can be performed. In the event they do have gum disease, a simple procedure known as scaling can be used to treat it and prevent it from worsening.

Here at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we have treated many toddlers with swollen gums and other issues. You can count on our friendly, knowledgeable pediatric dentist to get to pinpoint the cause of your child’s swollen gums and design an appropriate treatment plan. It is essential to treat their swollen gums right away.

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If your toddler has swollen gums, it is in your best interest to call our office at 703-348-2813 to schedule an appointment.