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The Signs of Gingivitis

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Dentistry

Gingivitis is known as the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that affects the soft tissues surrounding your teeth. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from gum disease, which is preventable for most patients.

Before gum disease, known as periodontal disease sets in, it can be seen in the early signs of gingivitis. Some of the signs of gingivitis include gums that bleed easily, bad breath, and red, swollen, and tender gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then a trip to the dentist is warranted.

There are many things that can cause gingivitis. But, if you catch gingivitis early and work with your dental professional on a treatment plan then you may be able to stop the tissue around your teeth from becoming inflamed and infected. There are some habits, medical conditions, and medications that increase your risk of gum disease.

Risk factors for developing gingivitis include:

• Poor dental hygiene
• Smoking
• Chewing tobacco
• Steroids
• Diabetes
• Cancer therapy drugs

While some of these risk factors are beyond your control, some can be eliminated to help keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. Talk to your dentist about preventing gingivitis today.

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