Gingivitis is a chronic inflammation and infection of the periodontal tissues, which support and surround the teeth. Most commonly, gingivitis is due to poor dental hygiene. Yet, it is also linked to poor nutrition, smoking, certain medications, certain health problems, hormone changes or genetic susceptibility. If you have gingivitis, our Los Angeles periodontist will likely recommend prompt treatment, because the disease can progress to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is associated with the destruction of periodontal tissues, as well as bone, tooth and gum loss.
If you have gingivitis, your treatments may include:
- Professional cleaning
- Risk factor evaluation
- A review of your at-home dental hygiene routine
- A deep cleaning
Gingivitis that is not properly diagnosed and treated can worsen and cause serious dental problems. Call us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in gingivitis treatment in Los Angeles.