Red swollen gums is a symptom for gum disease. If you are experiencing this symptom do not be terrified as many adults have some form of gum disease.
Fortunately, there are many effective and pain-free gum disease treatments available. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed by dental cleaning along with daily brushing and flossing. In cases of advance gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, scaling and root planing is done to remove intractable deposits below the gum line. Laser gum surgery uses beams of high-speed light to remove plaque and tartar build-up, is an alternative to scaling and root planing. If non-surgical methods of gum disease treatment proves ineffective, a gingivectomy, or periodontal surgery, may be necessary.