Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation to the gums. This irritation is typically caused by a build-up of plaque due to poor dental hygiene. Plaque is a bacterial film that covers the teeth and usually causes a yellow discoloration at the base of the teeth. Common sign of gingivitis include bad breath, red gums, and bleeding when flossing or brushing. Although gingivitis is easily treatable, if left untreated, it can lead to a more serious form of gum disease, such as periodontitis. If patients think they may have gingivitis, they should call Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA today to schedule a dental exam with one of our talented dentists. We will be happy to provide a treatment plan that will dramatically improve each patient's dental health.
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What To Expect
During a dental exam, our dentists will examine the teeth and gums to determine which treatment option is best for each patient's condition. Typically, patients with gingivitis will undergo a thorough dental cleaning to remove as much plaque as possible. This process may also be referred to as scaling and root planning and is usually performed by one of our talented hygienists. The condition may also require dental restoration as well, such as correcting crowns or bridges. However, the specifics of the dental work needed to improve the condition will be discussed in detail during the initial exam.
After a dental cleaning, the gums may be sore, but this should subside within a day or two. However, preventative care is key to maintaining healthy dental hygiene and is essential to preventing future plaque build-up and gingivitis from reoccurring. Aftercare and preventative instructions often include flossing and brushing regularly. Developing a daily habit of these preventative measures will also greatly improve a patient's overall dental health as well.
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Cleaner, brighter teeth
If you've been experiencing spells of bad breath, gum irritation, or bleeding while flossing, you may have gingivitis. When left untreated, gingivitis can cause periodontitis disease, which is a more severe form of gum disease. Improve your dental health today by calling Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA. We can help you achieve clearer, brighter teeth in just one office visit.