Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Gingivitis is Only the Beginning!

 Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums. This is the initial stage of gum disease, and the easiest to treat. Gingivitis is due to a long term effect of plaque deposits. Plaque is a sticky material made up of bacteria, mucus, and food debris that develops on the exposed parts of the tooth.

If Gingivitis progresses, it can lead to receding gums, loose teeth and loss of teeth.

Ways to reduce Gingivitis:

  • Have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis. 
  • Brush and floss everyday, along with using a mouth rinse.

Symptoms of Gingivitis include:

  • Bleeding of the gums
  • Bright red or red-purple appearance to gums
  • Mouth sores
  • Swollen gums
  • Gums that are tender to touch
Call your dentist if you have these symptoms and get a diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can!

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