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Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to deal with gingivitis.

Visiting our dentist is extremely important for dealing with gingivitis. Our team will examine your teeth and look for signs of the disease. We’ll also remove plaque and tartar from your gums since that can lead to gum disease. Of course, you should brush and floss at home, but our team will be able to clean your pearly whites more thoroughly.

Our team can also inspect your teeth for more signs of gum disease. You should visit our team once every six months. Sadly, many Americans have gum disease and never realize it. You may assume that gum disease isn’t serious, especially if you only experience mild tenderness or a little bleeding. However, if you have gum disease and don’t address the issue, you could ultimately have to deal with infections, bad breath, shifting teeth, tooth loss, and abscesses.

If you’re interested in learning more, or if you have the symptoms of gingivitis, we invite you to contact our office in Bakersfield, California, at 661-324-9709. Dr. James C. Ma and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!