Gingivitis

Better known as Gum Disease, it is a form of Periodontal disease and is classified as inflammation and infection of the gums, ligaments and tooth sockets. This is caused my long term plaque and tartar build up. The bacteria and toxins they produce cause infection, swelling and tenderness. Symptoms of Gingivitis include:

    • Mouth sores
    • Bleeding gums
    • Swollen gums
    • Shiny appearance to gums
    • Bright red or reddish-purple appearance to gums
    • Gums that are tender when touched, but otherwise painless

Call us if symptoms of gingivitis are present, especially if you have not had a routine cleaning and examination in the last 6 months. Both treatment and prevention involve keeping your teeth clean. Routine professional cleanings are highly recommended. We will talk to you about your oral hygiene and dietary habits and show you how you can improve these areas if necessary.