Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease. It is also the easiest to treat. When symptoms of this common oral health issue occur, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter can provide a deep gum cleaning along with detailed home-care instructions. Your at-home instructions will include enhanced daily care such as regular brushing and flossing. Dr. Perlmutter will also recommend a medicated or antibacterial mouthwash if such steps are necessary in your case. This can be discussed in greater detail during your visit to our office.
The earliest signs of gingivitis are swollen gums that bleed easily. Bleeding that occurs when brushing or even eating crunchy foods should never be ignored. Left untreated, gingivitis can quickly advance to periodontitis, a much more serious form of gum disease.
In addition to swollen gums that bleed easily, gingivitis may result in:
- A bad taste in the mouth that will not go away
- Chronic bad breath
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Gum discoloration
These issues should be brought to the attention of our Bergenfield family dentist as soon as they occur. Simple steps can often reverse gingivitis, helping protect the health and appearance of your smile well into the future.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gingivitis, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Perlmutter. We accept patients from throughout Bergen County and surrounding areas of New Jersey.