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The symptoms and ramifications from gum disease can be serious and will escalate over time. The earliest stage, known as gingivitis, can cause the gums to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. This can also cause the gums to look red and even lead to bad breath issues. Gingivitis is primarily caused by, an inconsistent or inadequate oral hygiene routine. If you fail to remove plaque and residual food matter from your teeth, it can harden into tartar at the gum line.

In many cases, gingivitis treatment starts with a thorough dental cleaning at OC Advanced Periodontics’s Tustin, California dental offices. We can then help you improve any areas of your daily oral hygiene routine that might be lacking. If concerted focus, this can help prevent gum disease from recurring.

If you procrastinate these measures, gingivitis can exacerbate into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This level of inflammation and infection in the gum tissues starts to cause the gums to recede from the base of your teeth. Eventually pockets of infection start to form near the roots of your teeth.

Chronic gum infection can even result in a loss of bone structure near the roots of your teeth. In some cases, severe periodontitis might require prescription antibiotics to effectively treat and resolve the problem.

If you live in Tustin, California and you have gum disease concerns, you should call 714-795-3117 to seek professional diagnosis and remediation at the dental offices of OC Advanced Periodontics.