Gingivitis is a dental condition that causes inflamed gums. It is a common disease that affects nearly 65 million adults in America. Gingivitis is a result of bacteria build up on the tooth surface which becomes plaque. When plaque hardens, it forms tartar under the gum line that irritates and can lead to tooth decay.
Symptoms of Gingivitis
Most symptoms of gingivitis are visible. Unlike healthy gums that are light pink, inflamed gums become dark reddish and swollen. You also feel a lot of pain when brushing and sometimes bleeding gums. The affected gums begin to move back where the plaque has formed. Bad breath that does not go away after brushing is also a common symptom of gingivitis.
Treatment of Gingivitis
If gingivitis remains untreated, it leads to periodontal disease, which causes your teeth to end up falling out. To treat this condition, our team will do planing and scaling to remove tartar on the tooth. The smooth surface makes brushing more effective. We also perform dental restorations like placing crowns, bridges, and veneers if you have lost any teeth.
One of the best ways to treat gingivitis is to practice proper oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes helps to reverse the effects of gingivitis. Flossing after meals also removes food particles from the teeth that harbor bacteria. We also suggest an antibacterial mouthwash that kills bacteria in the mouth. Most importantly, frequent dental checkups at our clinic will help prevent gingivitis and treat it before it gets worse.
Treatment of gingivitis is important to maintain healthy teeth and a perfect smile. If you notice any signs of gingivitis on your teeth or gums, feel free to call us today. You can also visit our clinic if you have any more questions about gingivitis.
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