Keeping the smile healthy requires more than just a visit to the dentist every six months. At Esquire Dental Centres, we educate patients on how home care and preventative services can prevent severe conditions from developing. One condition that can be extremely devastating to the smile is periodontal disease. The earliest stage, called gingivitis, is reversible, though the later stages are not. If you have been diagnosed with gingivitis by our team, finding treatment that suits you is strongly recommended by Drs. Amir Awadalla, and Mark Awadalla of the North York area.
What is the Recommended Treatment for Early Gingivitis?
There are several steps involved in the diagnosis and treatment of early-stage gingivitis. Below are a few of the recommendations our dental team at Esquire Dental Centres may suggest for you if you have been diagnosed:
- Professional cleaning. The recommended treatment for early gingivitis is a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. This cleaning will remove the plaque and tartar (calculus) from your teeth that contribute to the inflammation of your gums.
- Improved oral hygiene at home. In addition to having your teeth cleaned, you will also need to improve your homecare routine. This means brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using an interdental brush or water flosser to clean between your teeth.
- Education. If you have questions about properly caring for your teeth, ask your dentist or hygienist.
Call for an Appointment Today!
Gingivitis is reversible with early diagnosis and treatment. However, if it is left untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease and cause irreversible damage. This is why our dentists at Esquire Dental Centres stress the importance of maintaining dental hygiene at home and visiting for regular evaluations and cleanings. If you live in the communities of North York, Scarborough, or Pickering and want to speak to the team at Esquire Dental Centres about the needs of your smile, contact one of their three office locations to request an appointment. Drs. Amir Awadalla, and Mark Awadalla are here to assist both new and current patients.