Reverse Gum Disease Symptoms with Early Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis, aka early gum disease, is a common dental problem that leaves most people unaware they have this condition. Left untreated, gingivitis can progress into a more severe condition called periodontitis, leading to tooth loss. Catching gingivitis early is key to reversing its symptoms and restoring dental health. At Titus Dentistry, Middletown, Indiana, we offer early gingivitis treatment as a remedy for gum infection.

About Gingivitis

Healthy gums are firm, form a tight bond with your teeth, and have a uniform coral color. If your gums change color, start to recede, or start to bleed, these are symptoms of early gum disease. Gingivitis causes:

  • Red, swollen, puffy gums 
  • Tender gums that are painful to the touch
  • Bleeding when you brush your teeth
  • Receding gums

These symptoms are caused by bacterial plaque accumulated under the gum line of your teeth. Plaque build-up is usually due to poor oral hygiene or irregular dental cleanings.

Reversing Gingivitis Through Early Gingivitis Treatment

When caught early enough, gingivitis symptoms can be reversed by being more diligent with oral care. Early gingivitis home treatment includes:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste to control plaque build-up
  • Flossing your teeth at least once daily to remove food particles from between your teeth
  • Rinsing your mouth at least once daily with an antimicrobial mouthwash 
  • Eating a healthy diet that restricts sweets 
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In addition to stepping up your oral care at home, you need to schedule bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings. Dr. Jonathan Titus uses special dental tools to clean your teeth, removing plaque you may have missed. These tools also eliminate tartar build-up to leave your teeth squeaky clean.

If gingivitis has advanced to periodontitis, Dr. Titus may recommend deep cleaning. This entails scaling (scraping) your teeth to remove plaque above and below the gum line. Root planing smooths out your root surfaces to keep bacteria from adhering to your teeth again.

Gingivitis Treatment Near Me 

Contact Titus Dentistry, serving Middletown, IN, and surrounding communities, to schedule a consultation for gingivitis diagnosis and treatment at (765) 358-5868.

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An alumnus of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Titus is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He always prioritizes his patients by striving to provide the best possible dental care.

With the constant developments and changes in the industry, Dr. Titus makes sure to invest his time in continuous education and training from some of the most respected and skilled dental institutions. This is done to stay abreast of any dental practices and technology that may contribute to improving his efficiency and accuracy when treating his patients. Through this, he maintains his quality of work and exceeds his clients’ expectations.

Dr. Titus is presently a member of the Dawson Academy Alumni, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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