If you don’t know much about gingivitis, it’s certainly time to pick up some important information from our Virginia Beach, VA team. We know that many patients think of this first stage of gum disease as “no big deal” but don’t be fooled! When it develops, it’s something that deserves your full attention right away. However, what are you supposed to do if you don’t even know how to identify this concern? We can answer this question and more, so you feel much more educated on the topic! Gain some new knowledge and protecting your gum tissue is easier than you realize!
You Won’t Always See Or Feel It (At First)
You won’t necessarily know that you have gingivitis if you aren’t coming in for your dental checkups twice a year. If you are seeing us, then we’ll tell you about it and begin treating it. Otherwise, you may overlook the problem because it doesn’t always give you any obvious indicators that it’s begun. As you may have just realized, you should really get serious about your dental checkups, so you don’t miss the chance to address it early on!
It’s Something You Really Need To Address ASAP
If you know that you have gingivitis, we tell you that you have it, or you think it’s a possibility, remember that we should be seeing you at our practice as soon as possible (either to diagnose or to begin treating the problem). Why should you treat it right away, you wonder? Think about the following:
- The sooner we treat it, the easier it is to clear it
- If you don’t clear the problem (which we can reverse), then it can progress into a form of periodontal disease that we can no longer reverse, which means treatment throughout life to deal with it
It Can Happen To Anyone
Patients often think that gingivitis is something that happens to people who never care for their smiles. Or that it only happens to teenagers. Or…the list continues. Remember: It can happen to a patient of any age who isn’t providing themselves with excellent dental hygiene. Once plaque builds up and tartar forms, inflammation can happen, so keep that smile clean!
Become Educated About Gum Health During Visits
Learn more about gingivitis and additional details about gum disease, so you know how to steer clear of it as you protect your gums. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.