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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.

When you set up an appointment with us, we’ll be happy to inspect your mouth for gum disease. Sadly, if you don’t care for your teeth well, you could ultimately have to deal with several serious issues. For example, did you know that unaddressed gum disease could result in bad breath and you could even lose teeth? In other words, even if gum disease doesn’t seem too serious, please contact us if you notice any of the symptoms of gum disease.

If you’re interested in learning more, or if you have the symptoms of gingivitis, we invite you to contact McAllister Dentistry in Hickory, North Carolina, at 828-322-6731. Dr. John McAllister and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!