Periodontal disease, primarily caused by bacteria living in dental plaque, causes infection in the spaces between your gums and teeth. The condition can be painless or cause some discomfort. The stages of this disease begin with gingivitis. While gingivitis is reversible, the inflammation of your gums, which often causes irritation and bleeding, can worsen. Many patients have allowed gum pain and noticeable signs of gum disease to worsen before getting a dental cleaning and evaluation.
Regardless of its severity, you should never ignore gum pain. The bacteria spreads deeper into the pockets between your gums and teeth throughout the progress of the disease. Painful swollen gums affect your overall well-being. Left untreated, this will eventually lead to the destruction of the bone that helps your teeth anchor to your jaw. When this happens, it may cause tooth loss or shifting of your teeth.
Catching gingivitis in the early stages helps our dental team provide proper oral care and cleanings to reverse the harmful effects of plaque buildup and bacteria in your oral cavity. Dental cleanings reverse the harmful effects of plaque buildup and bacteria in your oral cavity. Seeking the right dental treatments will make the reversal more successful when in its first stage. It is necessary to have good dental care to maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Schedule an appointment with our excellent dentist for your gingivitis treatment by calling (661) 323-1000 today.