Should You Talk About Gingivitis With Your Dentist?

Does your dentist really need to know about everything that happens with your smile? For instance, if you are starting to experience symptoms of gingivitis, does it need to be brought up during your next routine dental exam? When gingivitis first becomes an issue, it is possible for you to fight the infection through better brushing and flossing habits. With that said, you do benefit from letting your dentist know when you have issues with your periodontal health. If an infection is not addressed in time, it may grow worse, and that can make it harder for you to manage the problem. In order to reverse gingivitis, we can recommend an ultrasonic scaling to effectively fight bacteria that are attacking your gums.

Gingivitis Can Worsen Over Time If It Is Not Addressed

When gingivitis becomes a problem, there are several symptoms that can make you aware something is wrong. You can start to bleed more easily when you clean your teeth, and you may notice that your periodontal tissues appear redder, or seem swollen. People who have a periodontal infection can also find it harder to avoid bad breath. Gingivitis can be reversed, so you can effectively return your gums to good health when this problem starts to affect you. However, managing an advanced infection can be more difficult, so responding quickly and fully dealing with the matter will be important.

Is An Ultrasonic Scaling Necessary To Restore Your Periodontal Health?

Your dentist can perform an ultrasonic scaling at your next routine appointment. This procedure is not like the standard professional teeth cleaning you receive during preventive visits. An ultrasonic scaling clears out the bacteria that are already below your periodontal tissues and causing you to experience gum disease. By performing this procedure, we can stop gingivitis from worsening, and return you to having problem-free gums! While better care at home can also help you fight an infection, this procedure can ensure your gums have a chance to heal fully.

Tips For Maintaining Healthy Gums

Whenever you clean your teeth, do you do an effective job cleaning at your gum line? People who brush and floss mindlessly can do a worse job than they realize of reaching every area of their smile, particularly those areas where their teeth meet their periodontal tissues. When you perform routine oral hygiene tasks, make sure you are cleaning these spaces in order to fight the bacteria that might cause future problems for you. Better habits can help with more than just your gums – improvements also make it less likely you will require restorative dental work in the future.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Your Gingivitis Concerns

At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury, MA, patients who exhibit signs of gingivitis can receive important care during their next routine visit. Contact us to schedule an appointment by calling our office at (508) 842-8838.