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How Much Do You Know About Gingivitis?

How Much Do You Know About Gingivitis?

Do you notice a small amount of red mixed in with your toothpaste and saliva when you brush and floss your teeth? Do your gums seem to be pulling away slightly from your teeth? It may not always seem like a big cause for concern, but these and other seemingly minor signs can actually warn of something more serious—gingivitis. Marked by increasing inflammation in your gum tissues, gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease. If ignored, then the disease can place your smile and oral health at significant risk.

It’s a Bigger Problem than You Might Realize

In its severe form, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, but it all begins with unchecked gingivitis. The problem is that gingivitis’ symptoms, including slight bleeding and minor gum recession, don’t seem troublesome because they don’t typically cause discomfort. Still, ignoring gingivitis can lead to more oral health problems than you anticipated. If you exhibit any of the signs, or if your dentist diagnoses you with gingivitis during your routine checkup, then you should seek appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

More About Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Besides the fact that gingivitis is more serious than you realize, there are a few other important things you should know about the condition. For instance:

Gum disease is tenacious. Even though gingivitis can be reversed with prompt gum treatment, once gum disease develops, it can no longer be cured. Keeping your smile healthy and whole will require consistent periodontal treatment with your dentist.

Gum disease leads to tooth loss thanks to the damage it causes to your gums and jawbone, which support your teeth and keep them firmly in place. Treating severe gum disease often means restoring the tissues and bone structure to support replacements for teeth that you may have lost.

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