What is gingivitis?
Plain and simple, gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums and more importantly, the first stage of gum disease. Luckily, this stage of gum disease is the easiest to treat, so the sooner it’s caught the better. During this stage, damage that is done can still be reversed, however, the longer that you leave gingivitis untreated, the more permanent the damage that can happen becomes.
What are signs & symptoms?
The most noticeable symptoms will include red, swollen and tender gums. With gingivitis, this doesn’t only happen when teeth have been worked on or cleaned too rough, these signs will be visible constantly. Another sign that people see frequently are gums that are bleeding
In order to best minimize the chances of developing gingivitis, the best advice that we can give is following a dental care routine that thoroughly cleans your teeth and gums. For more information on dental hygiene tips, visit Heritage Dental. Our team of dental assistants and dentists will be more than happy to work with you on creating a plan of action for a healthy smile. Call to schedule an appointment today.