Gingivitis is a benign disease caused by an accumulation of bacteria (dental plaque). This biofilm (white substance) goes under your gums and causes inflammation. Gingivitis and periodontitis symptoms are similar.
Fortunately, gingivitis can be treated.
First, a dental hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, removing all the plaque and tartar. After that, you will have to take very special care of your oral health, brushing three times a day and flossing once a day, preferably before bed.
LOL Dental offers gum disease treatment at all our locations:
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis. This condition is characterized by bacteria attacking your gums, bone and other structures that hold your teeth in place.
The symptoms of periodontitis are the same as gingivitis, but they also include:
Periodontitis can be treated, but some of the effects may be permanent. However, you can stop it from progressing and treat some of the damaged tissues. If you are diagnosed with periodontitis, we will discuss the best procedure for stabilizing your oral health.
We offer periodontal (gum) disease treatment at all our locations: