Gum disease or gingivitis is a widespread problem and affects half of all US adults over the age of thirty. It isn’t that gum disease is difficult to treat in its early stages; it’s that symptoms often go unnoticed, or you may not have any symptoms at all to alert you to a problem.
It’s essential to treat gingivitis at our Green Bay dental office as soon as we detect it because it is very destructive to your oral health. Without treatment, gingivitis can quickly escalate to periodontitis. This is the advanced form of gum disease that attacks your gums and other structures that support your teeth.
Gingivitis is typically easy to treat in its early stages and involves a thorough dental cleaning with one of our skilled hygienists. She will brush and floss all surfaces of your teeth, especially those areas that your brush can’t reach.
Plaque that remains on your teeth develops into a hard, mineral-like substance called tartar, and only a hygienist can remove it using instruments designed for that purpose. We’ll also review your brushing and flossing habits and offer tips for improving them and getting the most out of your oral hygiene routine at home.
With preventative dentistry at our Green Bay dental office, including routine exams and teeth cleanings, we can help you avoid gum disease. If you do develop gum disease, however, we’re here to provide the treatment you need, and we will never judge you.
If you notice symptoms of gingivitis like bleeding or swollen gums, call us to schedule a dental cleaning so we can get you back on the road to excellent oral health.