Without Treatment Gingivitis Can Progress into a Serious Gum Infection

Published on September 23, 2017

If your daily oral hygiene routine fails to effectively clean away plaque and residual food deposits from your teeth and gumline, it can gradually harden into tartar. The presence of this bacterial substance can cause inflammation and other complications with your periodontal tissues.

This initially starts as the condition which is known as gingivitis. Early on it can cause your gums to look inflamed while causing them to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. If you notice some pink discharge during your daily oral hygiene routine, or you’re struggling chronic bad breath, you should schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Samaniego.

With timely care, it might be possible for Dr. Samaniego to treat gingivitis with a professional dental cleaning to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline.

The heightened focus on your daily oral hygiene routine will help keep gingivitis from redeveloping. This includes brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day. This will help clear away plaque and residual food material from between your teeth and along the gum line.

Attending your regular dental checkups with Dr. Samaniego twice each year will help keep your teeth free from tartar buildup. At the same time he will also monitor your gums to make sure gingivitis has not redeveloped.

If you live in the Las Cruces, New Mexico, area and you have gingivitis concerns, you should call 575.523.1479 to schedule a dental checkup at Las Cruces Dental Associates.