Gum Disease Treatment
Symptoms of Gingivitis
Unfortunately, some patients are not even aware they have gingivitis as the symptoms can vary in severity. Symptoms of gingivitis that warrant gum infection and disease treatment include:
- Red or purple gums
- Soft gum tissue
- Receding gums
- Pain or tenderness in gums
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Bad breath
Gingivitis is usually the result of plaque and tartar build-up, which causes gum irritation. Poor dental hygiene such as not brushing or flossing effectively can exacerbate the problem. Other contributing factors to gingivitis include hormone changes, genetics, smoking, medications, and diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Gingivitis is easily diagnosed by a dental professional who looks for signs of the disease, as well as plaque in the oral cavity. X-rays are also used to detect signs of periodontitis.
Before gingivitis does irreparable damage, it is important to receive the proper gingivitis treatment you need. Treatment of gingivitis includes scaling, root planing, tissue removal and flossing. Courses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also an option.
Sage Dental dentists don’t just treat gingivitis and other gum infections—we equip our patients with the tools to prevent it. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, find a location near you and call us today to schedule a consultation.
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