Gingivitis (inflamed gums)
Gingivitis by definition is inflammation of the gingiva (gum tissue). Plaque builds up on our teeth constantly and if left there for prolonged periods of time can lead to sore or tender gums. This irritated gum tissue usually bleeds when brushing or flossing. With poor oral hygiene, this buildup can become a hard substance called tartar. Even with good oral hygiene, some areas on our teeth can be difficult to adequately clean. Sometimes gingivitis can be a cause of an underlying medical condition, prescription drugs or hormone fluctuations associated with the menstrual cycle. Whatever the reason may be, it's important to get your dental cleaning every 6 months. Call us today to schedule your cleaning.