Did you know that nearly 50 percent of all adults are suffering from gum disease? Untreated forms of gum disease will lead to infections, tooth loss, and gum recession. That’s why it is so important to schedule routine dental appointments, as gingivitis–an early form of gum disease– can be easily detected during regular teeth cleaning services
Gingivitis is a common form of periodontal disease. It often causes your gingiva–the part of your gum located at the base of your teeth–to become irritated and inflamed. While gingivitis is not uncommon, there is no reason that you should not recognize the signs. Your gums will always play a significant role in your oral health. Therefore, there’s no reason you should not work to prevent gingivitis.
Signs of Gingivitis
At Supreme Dentistry
, we make every effort to keep our patients’ mouths healthy and free of gingivitis. Our team can educate you to recognize the signs of gingivitis and make the appointment you need to prevent or address it.
Does brushing or flossing often lead to bleeding gums? Bleeding gums are a common symptom of gingivitis and are a warning sign that your gums are headed to periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease. However, using the correct dental treatment can improve your oral health. If you see blood when you brush or floss, do not ignore its presence. Make an appointment to see a dentist for an examination.
Red, Swollen Gums
Bacteria and tartar buildup along your gum line is also an early warning sign of gingivitis. When your gums are red and swollen, they are also sensitive to changing temperatures or touch. Tooth sensitivity can often cause an aching feeling when you are eating hot or cold foods. And while swollen gums might be painful, they do not have to be for long. Deep cleaning your teeth is a great way to improve your oral health and prevent gingivitis in the future.
Receding Gum Line
If your teeth appear longer and your roots are visible, this is known as a receding gum line, which can indicate that your gingivitis is severe. With a receding gum line, bacteria can eat away at the root of your teeth, causing decay. While tooth decay can often lead to extraction
, there are other forms of treatment as well. Options such as scaling, prescribing antibiotics, and root planning are the most common treatments. However, if your gums have significantly receded, a gum graft will help rebuild your gum line.
When you have gingivitis, bacterial infections can form beneath your gum line, causing your gum tissue to separate from the root and cause decay. Once tooth decay begins, you will experience pain and sensitivity. One of the treatments for loose teeth is called pocket reduction. In this procedure, your dentist will connect your gum tissue against your tooth root. In addition, antibiotics will be used to end your bacterial infection.
When you have an abscess in your gums, it is considered a severe infection and should be treated quickly. An abscess is different from other infections–it cannot heal on its own. Instead, an abscess is painful and causes swelling and sometimes a fever. To treat an abscess, it will need to be drained and then treated so that it does not continue to harm your gums and jawbone. A dentist will need to prescribe an aggressive treatment plan and stop the spread of further tooth and gum deterioration. Then, they can suggest treatment plans that will restore your oral health.
Preventing Gingivitis at Supreme Dentistry
Your oral health should never be ignored. Instead, it should be considered a part of your overall health. If you realize there are signs of gingivitis present in your mouth, it is time to take action. At Supreme Dentistry, we are available to not only treat gum disease but actively prevent gingivitis. Contact our team
today at 844.966.2333
to schedule your next appointment.