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Gingivitis is the start of gum disease, also known as periodontitis. A substantial amount of people suffer from gum disease without even realizing that they have it.

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Gum Disease Is Preventable

We know that gingivitis is both urgent and painful. That is why we will make sure to get you in for an emergency appointment as soon as we can. Stop suffering from painful, sore, and bleeding gums, and call us today. We will help you get out of pain and back to normal.

The best treatment for gingivitis (or gum disease) is prevention. Prevention starts with great dental hygiene, which includes brushing twice daily and flossing once per day. Regular six-month dental cleanings and checkups are also imperative for your dental health. Unfortunately, sometimes, even despite our best efforts, we get gingivitis. Once you have gingivitis, it can only be corrected with special tools at the dentist. If you are experiencing gum pain or bleeding, give us a call today. Our skilled staff will get your teeth and gums healthy again and give you a treatment plan so that you can have a long-lasting, healthy smile.

What Is Gingivitis?

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Gingivitis is a very common disease, but it can also be very serious since it leads to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes bone and tooth loss. Daily dental hygiene is key to helping prevent gum disease, but regular dental cleanings are also imperative to clean up plaque and bacteria in harder-to-reach areas. You may have gum disease if you have swollen red gums that bleed during brushing and flossing. There are different stages of gum disease, and we have many different treatments to help at any stage.

The first defense against gum disease that we offer is scaling and planing. Simply put, this is a deep cleaning that goes below the gum lines to remove excess plaque build-up. If this doesn’t work, surgery may be required with gum tissue grafting. We also offer laser gum therapy, which helps to remove inflamed tissue. If you are concerned that you may have signs of gum disease, it is important to make an appointment as soon as possible. Gum disease is serious - but help is only a phone call away. Give us a call today so that Dr. Bijan Afar can get you started with your personalized treatment plan.

Do I Need a Periodontal Deep Cleaning?

Here are some factors to consider if you think you have active periodontal disease, also known as Gingivitis

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Low FrequencyIf you haven't been in to see a dentist in perhaps many years, you are at high-risk for periodontal disease.

InflammationSwollen and/or bleeding gums may be an indicator of early stages of gum disease or gingivitis.

Tartar Build-UpBy the time plaque on your teeth hardens into tartar - you are already at serious risk for periodontal disease.

“Such a great experience! Dr. Afar was so meticulous and helpful to me and really took his time explaining what was going on with my gums. Plus they gave me a great cleaning! This is a really organized and clean dental office and you feel like you're in great hands here.”

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