Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to deal with gingivitis.
Visiting our dentist is extremely important for dealing with gingivitis. Our team will examine your teeth and look for signs of the disease. We’ll also remove plaque and tartar from your gums since that can lead to gum disease. Of course, you should brush and floss at home, but our team will be able to clean your pearly whites more thoroughly.
Of course, aside from cleaning your teeth, we’ll be happy to inspect your teeth for indicators of gum disease and other issues. While you may not think you have gum disease, did you know that many Americans have this issue without realizing it? Furthermore, even though gum disease may not seem to serious, untreated gum disease can lead to infections, abscesses, tooth loss, bad breath, and shifting teeth. Gum disease can also lead to other serious issues, such as heart and lung disease.
If you’re interested in learning more, or if you have the symptoms of gingivitis, we invite you to contact our office in Waco, Texas, at 254.753.3634. Dr. Mark McCall and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!