Dr Levi and his skilled team help you maintain healthy gums that support healthy teeth. By detecting and treating gum disease in its earliest stages, our goal is to help you avoid the chronic bacterial infections that can lead to tooth loss and other serious complications.
What Is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a progressive disease that often goes undetected in its early stages. The first indications are usually bleeding when you brush or floss, and puffiness in the gums. Because this may cause no pain, most people are unaware that they have a problem.
If oral hygiene is neglected, bacteria begins to colonise beneath the gum line, and gradually starts to penetrate the gum tissues. If gums are healthy, they are a pale pink in colour, slightly speckled, and firm to the touch. When your body launches an immune response against these invaders, the gums begin to become inflamed. This causes the characteristic swelling, pain and redness of gingivitis.
Treatment for Gingivitis
Regular brushing and flossing can usually stop the infection; however, without change in oral hygiene, the bacteria will continue to overpower the body’s immune system, and may lead to periodontal disease. This is a potentially serious disease that may result in tooth loss.
Contact us today to find out more about our treatments for gingivitis.