Gum Changes And Why You Should Never Ignore Them

Seeing a quick flash of your child’s smile and recognizing that something has changed with your kiddo’s gums can be a bit shocking. It can also leave you feeling unsure about how to proceed. Should you just monitor the situation, continuing with daily dental care, as you see whether things get better or stay the same (or worsen)? Or, is this one of those moments when you should call our Dallas, TX team to set up a dental checkup just to be on the safe side? Of course, we suggest the latter. Remember that any shift in the appearance of your child’s gums could mean a gum health issue and is always worth investigating. Come in for care soon!

Color Changes

Remember that when you see your child’s gums have changed color, this is a warning sign that something has altered (and that you probably need to come see us). We remind you not to panic. Whether you see red or purple gums due to gingivitis or if a color change has occurred due to irritation, a sore, etc., it’s okay. We are here to help your child enjoy a very healthy smile, even when that means administering treatment to get things back to normal! Set up a dental checkup soon.


You might notice inflammation. You may see that gums appear a bit puffy or swollen. When you recognize such a symptom, call us up to bring it to our attention. This is a very common symptom of gum disease, which means you will need a visit ASAP.

Pain Or Tenderness

As you likely already know, pain, tenderness, and other feelings of discomfort may accompany a broad range of oral health concerns, from gingivitis to tooth decay and more. Rather than trying to figure out what’s going on, simply come in for a visit, so we can diagnose and fix the issue.

Bad Breath

Remember that gum disease includes the buildup of bacteria (plaque and tartar) along and beneath the gumline, which doesn’t smell very good. If your child is displaying bad breath, this may be a sign that he or she needs gum health help! Come on in, as we get to the bottom of it!

The Solution To Remember!

The solution, as we will always remind you, to any oral health dilemma is: Call us, set up a dental checkup, and we will see you and your child soon to offer compassionate care!

See Our Team For Gum Concerns

When you notice that your child’s gums seem different, which may be accompanied by other symptoms like bad breath, quickly give us a call to schedule a dental checkup. Protect gums for long-term smile health! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda and more.

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