Treating Gingivitis in its Early Stage
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Treating Gingivitis

The truth is, the best cure for gingivitis is to catch it early. This is especially true for people who are prone to developing periodontitis, associated with potential tooth loss and the need for root canals.

Gingivitis is the earliest, mildest stage of gum disease. At this stage, the gums may become red and slightly swollen and they may bleed easily. But most people experience very little discomfort on a day-to-day basis, so they may not bother to see the dentist. Even if you see your dentist regularly, schedule an extra appointment as soon as possible if you notice redness, swelling or bleeding in your gums, even if it isn’t painful. Early intervention is they key to combating the infection before it becomes serious.

Some medical conditions make you more likely to develop gingivitis. If you are pregnant, have diabetes, are being treated for cancer or are HIV-positive or have AIDS, you are at increased risk.  Even if you are perfectly healthy, you should still pay attention to your oral health and see your dentist at the early signs of gingivitis.

Also, your genes may be against you. Research has shown that approximately 30 percent of the human population overall is at increased risk for gum disease independent of other health factors.

The best early intervention for gingivitis is a professional dental cleaning. Then it’s up to you to maintain a consistent oral health care routine of twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing. In addition, your dental hygienist or dentist may recommend a mouth rinse as part of an early intervention to help keep plaque at bay.

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