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Gingivitis, also known as gum disease, causes gums to become inflamed, bleed, and feel tender to the touch. Patients often develop gingivitis because they neglect some area of caring for their teeth. Gingivitis has different stages. While none of them are desirable or good for your health, advanced cases of gingivitis become more serious gum diseases. If left untreated it can cause tooth loss and other conditions.
The good news is that gingivitis is common enough that we have the most effective treatment options available. If you have gingivitis we recommend you consult with a member of our dentistry team to create a personalized plan to help your gums return to regular health. Use the button below to set an appointment today!
So You Have Gingivitis, Now What?
Most dentists recommend preventing gingivitis by maintaining a regular dental care routine. This is great advice, but if you have already developed gingivitis you’ll be more interested in what you can do to get rid of it.
Some basic treatments include regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, using a soft or ultra soft toothbrush, and using a powerful mouthwash. If you have a more extreme case of gingivitis we may recommend scaling which is a treatment where a professional removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the tooth. Typically gingivitis will clear up after the teeth are professionally cleaned.
How Can I Prevent
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss at least once a day
- Limit sugar
- Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco
- Try an electric toothbrush
- Visit your dentist every six months to get your teeth cleaned
More questions? Call today to schedule an appointment.