KRK Implant Center specializes in advanced oral care. Treating conditions like gingivitis helps our patients preserve healthy teeth and gums, prevent discomfort, and maintain an attractive smile.
Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, commonly precedes gum disease (periodontitis). The typical cause is a build-up of bacteria from plaque. As bacteria irritate the gums, the gums may redden, swell, or bleed easily during brushing.
For patients in San Antonio, treatment of gingivitis is important to reduce inflammation and prevent the progression of gum disease. Learn more about why treatment is important and how it works.
Why You Should Treat Gingivitis
The main reason you should schedule an appointment with KRK Implant Center is to arrest the symptoms of gingivitis. Whether you are socializing, speaking, eating, or brushing, gum inflammation can detract from your daily comfort and make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
Just as important, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis if not treated. In the early stages of gum inflammation, your teeth still have strong connections to your gums, and you likely haven’t suffered any damage to your jawbone or tissue. That’s not the case with periodontitis, which can lead to long-term problems for your oral health.
Resolving gingivitis early will protect your teeth, avoid more significant costs of treatment, and protect you against significant discomfort.
How Does Our San Antonio Gingivitis Treatment Work?
During your initial consultation with Doctor Krueger, he will conduct a thorough examination and discuss with you signs and symptoms that you are experiencing. This information will help him create your treatment plan. Gingivitis is usually treated non-surgically, as with deep cleaning and scaling/root planing.
Deep cleaning is a procedure that removes plaque and tartar build-up from the gum line. Scaling and root planing is more extensive treatment you may require, which scrapes away tartar and plaque and removes bacteria from your tooth roots. The process is performed under local anesthetic for your comfort.
If San Antonio gingivitis patients require further care, Doctor Krueger may recommend surgery. This is more common for patients whose condition has progressed to periodontitis, and it’s one more reason that now is the right time to determine whether you have gingivitis and to seek treatment.
Schedule a consultation with KRK Implant Center by calling 210-826-3946 or contacting us online at kruegerimplants.com.