Have you noticed that your gums are swollen, soft, irritated or more tender than usual? If your gums bleed or have irregular coloring, periodontal problems may be plaguing your gums. The symptoms above could be an indication that you may be developing the early signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and if treated early, it can often be reversed.
Gingivitis sounds scary, but up to 90% of U.S. adults have some form of this common gum disease. At Juban Cowen Dental Care, we partner with our patients to monitor their dental health and check for any early signs of periodontal problems during regularly scheduled checkups. Along with professional dental cleanings, gingivitis can be prevented for the most part with daily brushing and flossing. It is our goal to teach all of our patient’s proper dental health care so we can avoid having to focus on periodontal disease management.
If left untreated, periodontal problems can fester into more severe dental issues, so it’s important to treat gingivitis early. Untreated gingivitis can turn into advanced gum disease or periodontitis and gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss for Americans. Dr. Michael Juban is experienced at treating all levels of periodontal disease with treatments such as deep cleaning procedures, medications, even oral surgery.
If your oral hygiene habits are slipping to the wayside, it’s important to refocus your efforts in order to maintain a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Although there are many advances in home dental health care products, the number of cases of gingivitis has increased in recent years. For effective management of your gingivitis or other periodontal problems, seek help from a qualified dentist.