What Is Gingivitis
Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, is an early stage of gum disease. If you have gingivitis, it’s important to visit Hendersonville Family Dentistry to get the proper treatment, since home care isn’t enough to get rid of the plaque that leads to tartar and eventually to gum disease. Monitor yourself to see if you have these signs or gingivitis, and get help as soon as you can to prevent the progression to periodontitis. Your vigilance could save your teeth.
Risk Factors To Be Aware Of.
- You have one or more risk factors: You are more likely to get gum disease if you have the following risk factors.
You’re a smoker
You are a female going through puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.
You have diabetes
You have a compromised immune system, as the case if you have HIV/AIDS
You have a family history of gum disease.
- You have inflammation in your gums: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, and that is a tell-tale sign of the condition. The four standard signs of inflammation are pain, redness, swelling, and a higher temperature than normal.
- You teeth seem to be moving around: Loose teeth are a classic sign of periodontists. You may also have them if you have gingivitis. They can occur when your gum line recedes, or as the result of having soft bone n your jaw.
Call our office if any of these warning signs apply to you