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There are many different problems that can originate in your mouth. As you probably know, one of these problems is called gingivitis. But what is gingivitis? How do you treat it? In reality, you should be able to identify these issues, because if gingivitis is caught early, it will be much easier to treat. The problem becomes more severe if you don’t catch it early. This can lead to many different oral problems down the road.

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease caused by a buildup of plaque on the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Sadly, this issue can affect everyone. Fortunately, there are a few signs and symptoms you can watch for—including pain and discomfort, and red, swollen, or bleeding gums. However, you may not be able to identify any symptoms, making it difficult to treat the disease adequately.

However, if you have gum disease, there won’t be much you can do from home. In fact, if you try to care for gum disease at home, bacteria could enter your bloodstream. This can be extremely dangerous because once bacteria enters your gum stream, it can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and even problems with your lungs.

To avoid these problems, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team right away. Similarly, we recommend visiting our practice once every six months so our team can inspect the health of your gums.

If you are worried about gingivitis, please don’t hesitate to contact Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care at 757-716-7943. Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!