Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that causes inflammation, irritation, and even bleeding in your gums. Because of the mild nature of gingivitis, some people don’t realize anything is really wrong, but it’s important to treat gingivitis because it can turn into a much more serious problem if left untreated. If you notice bleeding when you floss, your gums are swollen, or they are simply irritated and causing discomfort, contact Texas Avenue Dental for an appointment!
How is Gingivitis Treated?
Most patients who are diagnosed with gingivitis have only a mild case, and a good cleaning from our hygienists, followed by proper and routine oral healthcare maintenance will be all you need. If you have a more advanced case of gum disease, you may need stronger treatments such as scaling and root planing to remove the bacteria causing the irritation. A consultation with Dr. Espinoza will be the only way to know for sure, and his diagnosis will set you on a treatment plan based on your specific needs. The most important thing is to get treatment as soon as possible, so your gum disease does not turn into a more serious case.
Those who have a more serious case of gum disease (periodontal disease) will have severe bleeding of the gums, along with swelling and irritation in the area. If left untreated, this condition could lead to attachment loss of the gums, bone loss, and could even result in losing your teeth! Your teeth are important, and we want you to keep your natural teeth whenever possible, so if you think you are suffering from gingivitis, contact Texas Avenue Dental today for an appointment. Dr. Espinoza will diagnose your issues with meticulous care, and ensure you receive the proper treatment for your gum disease.