Gum Disease Treatment

Effective treatment for Gingivitis offered at Innovative Smile by Dr. Swastik. Gingivitis is gum disease with swollen and red gums, that bleed easily.

Gingivitis is a form of Gum Disease. Some of the early signs of gingivitis are swollen gums which bleeds easily while brushing teeth .

Without proper treatment gingivitis leads to periodontisis, more serious form of gum disease. Gums may also recede from the gum line in due course (receding gums), if not treated in time.

Dr. Swastik Satpathy, BDS, 10 yrs exp.
Dentist – Specializes in Gum treatment & surgery
Periodontist at Innovative Smile Dental Clinic

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is gum inflammation. Swollen gums commonly occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria, accumulates on the teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Symptoms are mild because it occurs in due course of time. Your dentist can detect this condition when you do regular dental checkups.

What Causes Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a gum disease occurs due to plaque, a extremely sticky, colorless to pale yellow deposit of bacteria. It regularly builds up on your teeth if not brushed regularly. The bacteria produce acids that attack your tooth enamel and can damage the gums. This damage has the possibility of becoming permanent if left untreated.

Other causes of gingivitis include hormonal changes, illnesses, smoking, taking certain medications, bad brushing habits, and genetics.

Symptoms of Gingivitis

  • bleeding from the gums when brushing or flossing
  • Tender gums, especially when touched
  • Bright red, dusky red or purple-red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Mouth sores
  • receding gums
  • Bad breath

Gingivitis Treatment

Deep cleaning such as tooth scaling and root planing can treat gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. First of all plaque and tartar are removed from the teeth and root surface below the gum line. Then the exposed tooth root is smoothed. This prevent further buildup of bacteria and for proper healing.

Misaligned teeth or poorly fitting crowns, bridges may make it harder to properly remove plaque and tartar during daily oral care. Consult your dentist to fix these problems.

Good oral hygiene at home helps to prevent gingivitis. Your dentist will help you plan an effective at-home program and a schedule of regular professional checkups and cleaning.


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