Gingivitis and Periodontitis are forms of gum disease. Gingivitis is commonly caused by plaque build-up. Some common symptoms are red swollen gums that tend to bleed while brushing and flossing. The best way to treat gingivitis is with a renewed commitment to your dental hygiene.
Gingivitis is a relatively minor oral health concern but if left untreated it can worsen and cause ample gum damage. This damage could lead to tissue loss and tooth loss. If you are diagnosed with gingivitis our team will help you prepare a dental regiment that will help your gums recover.
Why Is Gum Health Important?
- Protects against bone and tooth loss
- Once your gum line recedes it won’t grow back
- Keep your smile looking its best
- Avoid more extreme cases of gum disease
- Gums protect the roots of your teeth
Periodontitis is a bacterial infection of the gums and bones that support the teeth. If plaque is allowed to build up for too long your gums will begin to pull away from your teeth. These areas create pockets that are the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. If not treated this can cause bone loss, severe gum recession, and tooth loss. Some of the warning signs are gum line recession, red inflamed gums, or gums bleeding when brushing or flossing.
How can I avoid Periodontitis?
- If you are diagnosed with gingivitis take your treatment seriously because if left untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis.
- Replace your toothbrush every three months
- Get your teeth cleaned every six months at your dental office
- Maintain excellent oral hygiene
- Try an electric toothbrush
The sooner you recognize symptoms, the easier your treatment will be. Care for your gums by scheduling a dental cleaning today.