Gingivitis can often cause gums to bleed easily while brushing and flossing and could also lead to bad breath issues. It is often related to poor oral hygiene habits that allow bacterial calculus to accumulate near the gumline.
With professional diagnosis from a dentist like Dr. Isabella Shtulman gingivitis symptoms can often be remediated by a professional dental cleaning. Once this is done, you will need to make consistent improvements in your daily routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day.
Without professional intervention and further prevention gingivitis can gradually worsen into the more severe form of gum disease which is known as periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from your teeth allowing pockets of infection to form deep in your gums. In time chronic periodontitis can potentially lead to multiple cases of tooth loss.
A growing body of research has also found a link between the systemic inflammation of periodontitis and complications with other medical conditions. If you have a severe periodontal health problem you should let your primary physician know.
If you live in the Hayward, California, region and you have been experiencing symptoms of gum disease, you should call 510-782-9942 to schedule an appointment at Dental Solutions.