Gingivitis is an earlier stage of gum disease. It is usually not too severe and can be treated by the patient, improving how they look after their gums. A professional gum clean known as a ‘scale and polish’ can be carried out at our local dentist. Early symptoms of gingivitis can include bleeding gums, soreness, redness or inflammation of the gums and bad breath. Only some or even none of these can be present, and that is why we recommend that you see a hygienist every six months for your professional clean.
- Many people were told when they were younger to keep their teeth clean.
- A lot of the ads on television makes it seem as though if your gums bleed, you have gum disease.
- Gum disease does not happen overnight and builds up over a long time.
“Having described what can happen if you allow your gum health to deteriorate, it is important to understand what you, the patient, can do to prevent the problem from getting this far.”