Gingivitis is a type of early gum disease that can occur as a result of excess plaque in the mouth. This can turn into bleeding gums, swelling, bad breath and more. It can be very painful and become a serious dental issue if not treated early.
Treatments for Gingivitis
If you’re noticing that your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth, you may have gingivitis. General pain and inflammation in the gums are also common signs of disease.
Plaque that isn’t removed from brushing or flossing builds up slowly solidifies into tartar, which can begin destroying the tissue around your teeth. This can cause irreversible bone damage, especially when left for too long.
Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease. If treated early it can be reversed, often through a new dental hygiene routine. Dr Olstein can clean the area affected by plaque and other bacteria with purpose-built instruments, and recommend a treatment plan to bring your gums and mouth back to full health.
If symptoms persist, gingivitis can quickly become periodontal disease, or periodontitis. This is a more serious problem that can cause bone damage or tooth loss. In this case areas of the mouth can become infected, and a professional dentist must step in to stop the spread of the disease. Regular dental check-ups will ensure your gums don’t reach this stage.
Why Visit Dr George Olstein?
- Over 30 years experience: Dr Olstein has been a leading Melbourne dentist for over three decades, and knows exactly how to diagnose, treat and protect your mouth from gingivitis professionally.
- Dental clinic for the whole family: Our friendly team ensures every dentist visit is a relaxing and supportive one, where you will always feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door.
- Individual treatment plans: We understand that every patient has a different situation. Dr Olstein always works hard to discover exactly what the issue is and takes your overall health and lifestyle into consideration for treatments.
- Leading sleep dentist: Fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist? We are one of Melbourne’s best sleep dentistry clinics and offer every patient safe and comfortable solution to ensure their treatment is easy and pain-free.
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