If you’ve been told you have symptoms of gingivitis, it’s time to start brushing better. Gingivitis occurs before periodontitis and unlike gingivitis, periodontitis is not reversible. Periodontitis is defined as inflammation around the tooth. This serious gum infection damages the soft tissue and bone that surrounds the tooth, eventually leading to decay. Our doctors at All Coast Dental want you to keep your permanent teeth forever, so allow us to tell you how you can prevent periodontitis.
Periodontitis begins with plaque – a sticky biofilm that wreaks havoc on tooth enamel. To prevent plaque buildup, the solution is simple – keep your mouth as clean as possible. In addition to visiting us twice a year for routine cleanings, you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. If you notice that your gums are bright red/purple, are receding, or if your gums are bleeding while brushing, call us immediately so we can treat the problem before it progresses.
If you have questions or concerns regarding periodontal disease, please give us a call. To learn about services provided at our practice, visit www.allcoastdental.net for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, call 858-270-4904.