Have heard of the term gingivitis. It’s the first stage of gum disease caused by plaque. The good news is that its the easiest stage to treat!
If the build up of plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing everyday, it can cause your gums to become irritated. At this stage, the damage is reversible since the bone and connective gum tissue are not affected. However, if this stage is left untreated it can turn into periodontitis which can cause permanent damage to your teeth!
Symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen and tender gums. Bleeding when brushing is also very common. Gum disease causes your gums to recede, which can give an elongated look to your teeth.
To prevent gum disease, keep up with good oral hygiene habits. Professional cleanings are also important for plaque that has built up and is difficult to remove on your own.
For your professional cleaning, book an appointment with Southwood Dental Studio in London.
– Dr. Sanjay Agrawal