Gum issues like gingivitis are very uncomfortable and can have you eager to hop in the dentist’s chair. Our Beverly Hills dentist can treat gingivitis. Please keep reading to learn about what causes gingivitis, how we treat it in the office, and how you can prevent it at home. If you want to get rid of this uncomfortable condition, give us a call right away.
What Causes Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that is typically caused by having bad oral hygiene. Plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of the gums which is what gingivitis is. When you have either plaque or tartar built up, it can be very irritating to your gums causing them to swell, be painful, and bleed when you brush or floss.
Once you have developed gingivitis from poor oral health, simply improving your oral health habits may not be enough, especially if your condition has progressed to tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a dentist. You can brush at it all you want; it will not budge.
How a Dentist Can Treat Gingivitis
If tartar is causing your gingivitis, it can be removed by our dentist. We urge you to see a dentist to remove tartar because they can remove the tartar without causing damage to your enamel or tooth structure. Hopefully, this tartar has not caused much decay or damage to your teeth, but we can address that in the office as well.
If you have chronic gum disease where even the littlest bit of plaque build-up can cause your gums to flare up, you might consider having our periodontist give you gum sculpting or gum contouring where some of the gum line gets removed. This is typically for people who have excess gums that can cause you to be especially prone to gum disease.
At Home Care to Prevent Gingivitis
Once you have addressed gingivitis with a dentist, you need to maintain care at home to avoid this happening again. We’re sure you are not eager to have this issue arise again.
Improving your brushing habits is important. Even buying an electric toothbrush can help you get a better clean when you brush which can help you avoid getting plaque or tartar.
Flossing between each tooth, behind all four molars, and along each tooth’s edge can help you avoid more plaque or tartar buildup.
Being very diligent with your dental care routine will help you avoid having this very painful condition again.
Call to Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
If you are dealing with this painful gum disease, give us a call. Our Beverly Hills dentist can treat gingivitis and provide you with some much-needed relief.