Several risk factors associated with gingivitis include the prevalence of symptoms alerting you to its presence. Because gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease, you will need to have it treated as soon as possible. If gum tissue infections are allowed to continue to grow and are not treated properly, it can lead to widespread infections among your gums, jawbone and teeth, as well as lead to eventual tooth loss.
Treating gingivitis begins by understanding the symptoms associated with it. If you notice any abnormalities or irregularities associated with changes in your gums, it could be linked to an infection. If you continue to have excessive redness or swelling of your gums or have signs of tenderness, visit your dentist to determine if gingivitis is taking hold.
Further symptoms to look out for include gums that continuing to bleed, recurring bad breath symptoms, and signs that gum recession is taking place. Several risk factors for gingivitis include genetic predispositions, pregnancy, poor oral hygiene, medications you may be taking and diabetes.
To learn more about which gingivitis treatments, contact Bruce W. Smith, DDS at 713-529-4364. Come visit Dr. Smith, Dr. Carrell and our team at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, by scheduling an appointment at your earliest opportunity.