Things That Happen When You Ignore Gingivitis

Like anything else that you don’t necessarily want to deal with and would much prefer if it would just go away, gingivitis is something you can choose to (but shouldn’t) ignore! Unfortunately, if you decide to overlook obvious symptoms, brush off our diagnosis of this first stage of gum disease, etc., then you may be looking at some serious (and avoidable) consequences! What might they include, you ask? Our Celina, TX team brings some common issues to the forefront and reminds you: All it takes to get gum health back on track is scheduling care!

You Deal With Mounting Side Effects

We remind you that there are side effects that may not show up right away, as gingivitis begins, but that will most certainly arrive the longer you ignore the problem. You may start by seeing inflamed gum tissue and gums that were once pink but not look like a bold shade of red or purple. You may also find that your gums feel tender, which can present a problem for comfortable chewing. Bad breath may even develop! Of course, treating the problem with our care is preferable!

Plaque And Tartar Accumulate

Keep in mind that as you ignore gingivitis, the plaque and tartar that have accumulated beneath your gum tissue, against your teeth, will continue to build up. This is bad news for the future of your gum health, as you allow the bacteria within to remain in contact with your tissues. In addition, remember that these bad bacteria can lead to a whole host of other oral health problems, such a tooth decay, infection, and more! The longer you choose to avoid treating your gum disease problems, the greater amount of destruction may take place, which can go so far as to lead to tooth loss.

Disease Progresses And May Become Irreversible

Here’s the thing patients often overlook about gingivitis: It’s reversible with treatment from our team. Unfortunately, when you don’t receive treatment and this progressive disease transitions into more aggressive stages, it may become irreversible but something that you can control throughout your life. Treating it and saying goodbye to gum problems altogether is a much better approach, so call our team today!

Schedule Perio Care With Our Team

Don’t let problems like gingivitis go on without choosing to come in for periodontal treatment! Remember to set up gum health care with us ASAP, so you can get your oral health back to stellar condition. Get the information and treatment you need in Celina, TX by contacting Celina Family Dentistry to schedule a visit today at (214) 851-0130.