It’s never too late to reverse.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. With good oral hygiene, gingivitis is always reversible. But if left uncontrolled, it can progress into periodontitis, which eats away at the bone and connective tissue that hold your teeth in place.
What are the symptoms?
There are a host of symptoms associated with gingivitis including:
- Red, swollen gums that are sensitive to the touch
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
- Teeth that are sensitive to temperature and/or chewing
- Receding gums or the appearance of longer teeth
- Bad breath (otherwise known as halitosis)
- Loose teeth