When we talk about good oral health, we mean that the teeth should be strong and healthy and the gums should be healthy as well. If the gums are not healthy then numerous dental diseases and general health problems might arise. If you are experiencing bleeding gums then this is a sign of bad oral health and this problem should be addressed immediately before it causes more severe damage. Gingivitis is the initial stage of the gum disease known as periodontal disease. Since gingivitis is the initial stage of the severe gum disease, hence, the treatment of this problem is easier and it is very important that the problem is diagnosed as early as possible.
The significant symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, which cause pain when touched. The color of the gums might also change from pink to bright red or even purple. Moreover, the gums might also swell. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then you should immediately visit Dr. Peter Engelsberg, your Sarasota Florida dentist at Midtown Dental Center.
The main cause of gingivitis is poor oral health. If you do not brush and floss your teeth regularly and properly then dental plaque will start to accumulate on your teeth and with the passage of time this plaque will turn into tartar. Tartar is a more hard form which can not be removed by brushing and flossing and it has to be removed professionally by a dentist through the teeth cleaning and scaling procedure. If the cleaning and scaling is not done then it gingivitis might occur. If the treatment for gingivitis is not initiated right away then the condition will get worse and it will lead towards severe stages of periodontal disease. Eventually it might also lead towards tooth loss.
The severe stage of gingivitis is known as periodonditis and in this stage the inflammation of the gums would increase and bleeding is more profuse. At this stage root scaling or root debridement therapy might be suggested by your dentist. Don’t worry this procedure is not as painful as it sounds to be.
Your oral health is important
According to Dr. Peter Engelsberg of Midtown Dental Center, you can keep your gums healthy by giving your gums enough medical attention. Most importantly, you need to keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing the teeth regularly and properly. A good health of the gums means a good general health so you need to take special care of the health of your gums and teeth. Get in touch with your Sarasota Florida dentist right away.