Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease, a bacterial infection of the gums, periodontal ligaments, and/or tooth sockets. It’s estimated that over 36 million Americans suffer from gingivitis. Read on to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for gingivitis and how a dentist in Charlotte NC can help.
There are two types of gingivitis: plaque-induced, and non-plaque induced.
Symptoms of gingivitis include:
If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease and, eventually, tooth decay.
If you think you have gingivitis and need a dentist in Charlotte NC, schedule an appointment with Park Cedar Dentistry. Our experienced dentists will remove the plaque and tartar, after which point you will just need to keep up healthy brushing and flossing habits. To set up a tooth cleaning appointment, click here.