Gum Disease, Gingivitis
If you’re suffering from gum disease, our team at All Dental in Riverview, Florida is here to help. We offer gum therapy as part of our periodontal treatments, and we’re dedicated to helping our patients get their oral health back on track. Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss, and it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. During gum therapy, we’ll work to remove the bacteria and plaque that’s causing the infection.
What is gingivitis/gum disease?
Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease that is caused by the build-up of plaque on teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. When plaque is not removed, it can harden and turn into tartar, which can irritate the gums and lead to gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is a more serious form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, bone loss, and tooth loss. Treatment for gingivitis typically involves good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash. More severe cases may require deep cleanings or surgery.
- Red, swollen, and inflamed gums
One of the most common symptoms of gingivitis is red, swollen, and inflamed gums. This can often be accompanied by bleeding when brushing or flossing.
- Bad breath
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is another common symptom of gingivitis. This is because the bacteria that cause gingivitis can release foul-smelling compounds that cause bad breath.
- Receding gums
Another symptom of gingivitis is receding gums. This occurs when the gum tissue begins to pull away from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth root. This can make the teeth appear longer than they actually are.
- Sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth are another common symptom of gingivitis. This is because the exposed tooth roots can be more sensitive to hot, cold, or sweet foods and beverages.
- Painful chewing
Painful chewing is another symptom of gingivitis. This is because the inflamed and swollen gums can be painful when chewing food.
Treating gum disease requires gum therapy services. Gum therapy is a process of deep cleaning and bacteria removal from your gum line. Your gum line is the area where your gum meets your teeth. Plaque and tartar can build up in this area, causing gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. The first step in gum therapy is a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gum line. This will remove any plaque and tartar that has built up. Next, our team will work to remove any bacteria that is left behind. Finally, we will provide you with instructions on how to keep your mouth healthy and free of gum disease. Gum therapy is an important part of maintaining good oral health, and the All Dental team is here to help you every step of the way.
Gum disease is the main reason for tooth loss in adults. That’s why All Dental is committed to helping our patients protect their smiles and maintain their oral health. We offer high-quality dental care at an accessible price, so that everyone can enjoy a healthy mouth. Contact us to schedule your next dental appointment and discover tailored dentistry.