Gum disease or gingivitis is common and a major oral health problem afflicting adults. It involves an inflammation of the gums primarily caused by the accumulation of dental plaque and tartar.
Key signs indicating the onset of gingivitis include bleeding gums from brushing and bad breath.
Left untreated, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis – a disease with risks that many people underestimate or are simply unaware of.
A benign inflammation of the gums can quietly develop into periodontitis and lead to tooth loss.
If gingivitis persists more than a couple of days or regularly returns, take it as a warning sign to consult your dentist.
The main factors contributing to the onset of gingivitis or periodontitis:
A dentist can diagnose and treat periodontal diseases from their onset. A first step involves thoroughly cleaning the entire mouth, beginning with the removal of accumulated plaque and tartar so that teeth are perfectly smooth. Some more advanced cases may require surgical treatment.
To prevent the onset of gum disease, visit your dentist twice a year and maintain good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth several times each day and flossing everyday.
Our team of dentists have undergone comprehensive training to skillfully diagnose and treat periodontal disease. They will be your best friends in the fight against gum disease!