The Basics: Gingivitis

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Have you ever heard of gingivitis before? Gingivitis is an oral health condition that often arises at an early stage of gum disease. Because gum disease is a progressive disease in which your gum tissues are suffering and are infected, it may progress over a period of many months or even years before it can eventually be discovered. Thus, it is important to always look for signs and symptoms of gingivitis that may be present, so the necessary steps can be taken to help alleviate any risks associated with it.

Have you ever noticed any irregular symptoms with your gums? The chances are that is actually the beginnings of gum tissue infections in the form of gingivitis. If you ever notice any signs of bleeding gums whether it’s from eating or cleaning out your mouth, keep track of it determine if it continually occurs. Furthermore, if you suffer from routine redness or tenderness with your gums or you notice bad breath that continues to occur even after it has been treated, it could be a sign of gingivitis.

Other instances which could be linked to risk factors associated with gingivitis include unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco, a pregnancy, genetic predispositions, diabetes, medications you are taking or even poor oral hygiene.

In order to ensure that you’re well protected against any risks of gingivitis, always take note of any symptoms you may be suffering from and set forth a checklist to determine if any of them get better over time. If you continue to suffer from these issues over extended periods of time, you may want to visit our dentists so that the appropriate treatments can be given.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about dry mouth? With dry mouth care from Royse City Dental Care, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our office in Royse City, Texas, Drs. Hutchinson, Gabrielsen and Craig, and our team can be reached by calling us at 972-636-2417.