Gingivitis, we have all heard of it, but do you know what it actually is? Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease! Without proper care, gingivitis can lead to serious oral health issues, even tooth loss. In this article, Signature Smile Dental will walk you through gingivitis, how to detect it, and how to treat it.
The initial signs of gingivitis are easy to detect. Check to see if you have red and swollen gums that are prone to bleeding. If you do, this is a sign that you have gingivitis. It is important to look at your gums because most people with gingivitis don’t actually experience any pain or discomfort.
If your gums and red, swollen, and bleeding, be sure to make an appointment with our dentists here at Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry. As with many health related issues, the earlier you detect the problem the easier it is to treat.
Without properly treating gingivitis early on, your gums will weaken, resulting in periodontitis, root canals, and tooth loss.
If you are pregnant, have diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS, then you are at an increased risk to develop gingivitis. Gingivitis is also hereditary, so even if you are perfectly healthy otherwise, be sure to keep an eye on your gums while brushing your teeth.
Signature Smile Dental will help treat your gingivitis with a professional cleaning from either Dr. Evelina Tolchinsky DDS or Inna Trogan DDS. After that, it is really up to you to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine of twice-daily brushing and flossing.
If you believe you have gingivitis, then be sure to set up a consultation with Signature Smile Dental, located in Brooklyn Heights, to get a head start on treatment to prevent further issues.