Gingivitis is another kind of gum disease. Unlike periodontitis, gingivitis is less severe, but it can still be harmful to the teeth, and not only that, it can also lead to other more serious health problems. Just like most cases of gum disease, early detection is very important with gingivitis. So the best way to prevent it is to maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly for a check-up. To treat gingivitis, deep cleanings must be done by a professional dentist. Gingivitis is very common with people who do not take good care of their oral hygiene. It is characterized by red, swollen, and tender gums around the teeth. Mild cases of gingivitis may only require professional cleaning, but in severe cases, antibiotics may be required to stop or slow down any further infection.
The symptoms of gum disease may not be very obvious, but it can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. So please visit our dentist here at Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry if you experience any symptoms of gum disease so that we can provide you with some effective treatment.