Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, usually caused by a bacterial infection. If left untreated, it can become a more serious infection known as periodontitis. Gingivitis and periodontitis are major causes of tooth loss in adults.
Symptoms of Gingivitis and Periodontitis:
Gums that are red, tender, or swollen
Gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
a change in your teeth when you bite
pus between teeth and gums
pain when chewing
partial dentures that no longer fit
foul-smelling breath that does not go away after you brush your teeth
Periodontal disease can be treated to slow down and soothe the present symptoms. Your dentist can determine whether periodontal disease is present or not. Preventative treatments are ideal, and it’s important to see your dentist at the first sign of the above symptoms.
Professional Dental Cleaning is required to remove tartar/calculus which can’t be removed by brushing. Call us today to book an appointment with our friendly team today.