Are you really giving your gums enough attention? What can happen if you overlook problems with gingivitis? At first, a periodontal infection will cause issues like bleeding, tissue sensitivity, swelling, and issues with bad breath. Over time, an infection can worsen – when this happens, the problem becomes difficult to treat. People with advanced gum disease become vulnerable to tooth loss, and they may experience more difficulties managing other health conditions. At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we offer help with periodontal problems. At a routine dental exam, we can identify evidence of gingivitis and provide treatment. We can also offer guidance to help you avoid future issues!
Is Gum Disease Affecting You?
Gum disease can affect you without causing noticeable discomfort. That does not mean that you have no way of noticing the problem, or that it is not a real concern. Over time, the bacteria that attack your periodontal tissues can continue to spread and multiply until you develop an advanced infection, or periodontitis. If this happens, the problem will be more difficult to manage, and may even require visits with a specialist.
Recognizing Symptoms Of Gingivitis
Check your smile when you brush and floss your teeth for possible signs of gingivitis. Look out for issues like frequent bleeding after you brush and floss, and check areas that feel sensitive or look swollen closely. You can fight the bacteria that threaten your gums by thoroughly brushing and flossing at your gum line.
How Regular Exams Help You Avoid Long-Term Periodontal Problems
If you keep putting off treatment for periodontal disease, you can wind up with more oral health issues to address. Over time, the damage done by periodontal bacteria will weaken the support for your teeth, which will lead to issues with tooth loss that call for prosthetic dental treatment. In addition to providing direct periodontal care when needed, we help by performing regular teeth cleanings. These cleanings remove tartar and other harmful substances from the gum line that make patients vulnerable to infection.
Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Your Periodontal Health
At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we are ready to take on concerns about your periodontal health! At every routine exam, your teeth and gums are closely checked for problems. It is important that you also do your part to prevent problems by thoroughly brushing and flossing each day, and by monitoring your smile for symptoms of gingivitis. If you have questions about your periodontal health, let us know! You can contact our practice, or another one of our locations closer to you, by calling the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.