Gum Injuries Can be a Painful Experience

Injured, infected, and painful gums can make it difficult to concentrate or even get through a meal. Although they may feel quite different from an emergency related to your tooth, gum emergencies certainly happen! That’s why our Seattle dental office is always available to help treat and relieve your injured gums as quickly as possible.

What Causes Gum Injuries?

There are a variety of reasons why a person can experience painful, infected, or injured gums. Some common causes include:

  • Sports related injuries
  • Accidental trauma
  • Dental abscesses
  • Impacted teeth
  • Failing dental treatment

What to Do When You Have Injured Gums

Depending on the cause of your gum pain, there could be a significant underlying issue that can cause the pain to worsen or even lead to serious infections that require hospitalization. If you are experiencing gum pain, we ask you to call our Seattle dental office as soon as possible. Dr. Lance Timmerman and his team will help accommodate your comfort needs and treat your infection or injury as quickly as possible. Our access to digital imaging and soft tissue laser technology allows us to provide minimally-invasive, quick soft tissue treatments that get you back to where you need to be in as little time as possible.

"Self-treating isn’t always the answer. Many times, people wind up causing their injured gum tissue to become worse because they did not seek professional help when the infection or injury first occurred. The quicker you get the care you need, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery. Schedule your appointment for quick and easy soft tissue pain relief."
—Dr. Lance Timmerman