COVID-19: Office Updates

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Are Sore Gums Ever Normal?

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Are Sore Gums Ever Normal?Are your gums hurting? Many people suffer from sore gums at least once a year. Your gums could be sore for a variety of reasons. While some of those reasons are normal, gum soreness could be a sign of a larger problem. Keep reading for more information on sore gums, and when you need to ask for help.

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There are several reasons that your gums might be temporarily sore. You may have a mouth ulcer on your gum, which can be very painful, but usually goes away in a few days. You may also be experiencing sore gums because you have a vitamin deficiency, or because you are pregnant. You might also get sore gums from consuming something hot or scratching your gums on something. Keep in mind, these problems are temporary and will go away on your own.

Other Causes

The major reason your gums are hurting is gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection you have in your mouth. The early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, is easily treatable with good brushing, flossing and dental visits. Gingivitis will cause your gums to swell and bleed, especially when you brush or floss your teeth. You might also notice that your gums appear red or purple, and they may be swollen as well.

If you are worried that something is wrong with your gums, you will need to have them checked out. There are many reasons why your gums could be hurting, and once we figure out what the problem is, we can treat your gums. Do you have sore gums? Are you concerned about your oral health? Worry about your teeth and gums- and wondering how to fix the problem? Contact us today and let us help you figure out the cause of your gum pain.

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West Columbia, SC 29169-3428

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