Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. It is often related to inconsistent or ineffective oral hygiene habits that fail to clear away stray food matter and plaque buildup. In time these bacterial deposits can hardened into tartar near the gumline, promoting periodontal inflammation. Early signs of a problem like this often include inflamed gums that tend to bleed easily when your brush and floss. This might also occur in conjunction with pervasive and chronic bad breath.
Gingivitis symptoms can often be treated by having a thorough dental cleaning performed at Dr. Steven Sachs’s dental office. The professional tools and techniques used by him and his team of staff specialists can remove all traces of tartar from your teeth. Once this is done, you can prevent further occurrence with consistent improvements to your daily oral hygiene habits.
If you fail to have gingivitis early it can gradually worsen into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. As the infection advances deeper into the periodontal tissues, it can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth forming pockets of infection near the roots.
The constant bacterial presence can even compromise the bone structure in your mouth leading to multiple tooth loss. In time it could also lead to medical complications caused by systemic inflammation. If you live in the Orem, Utah, area and you have gum disease concerns, you should call 801-225-4701 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Sachs Family Dental.