“Gingivitis” is a term that everyone associates with the plague of your mouth. And although gingivitis is a dental disorder that is less than ideal to have, it is something that can be easily treated, especially if caught early on. If you suspect that you have gingivitis, or gum disease, but you aren’t quite sure what symptoms you should be looking for, read on.
If you brush your teeth especially hard or are hit in the mouth with blunt force and your mouth starts to bleed, that is normal. However, if you are simply brushing your teeth regularly or are flossing them and your gums start to bleed, then this is a sign that you have gingivitis. Gingivitis causes your gums to become inflamed and irritated which can cause them to be more prone to bleeding.
It’s one thing to have garlic breath after enjoying a nice Italian meal but if you have chronic bad breath that you just can’t seem to cover up or get rid of, no matter how hard you try, then you may be suffering from gingivitis. Bad breath within itself is a large indicatory of some type of oral infection—like gingivitis.
Does it seem like your gums are more tender than they used to be? Does it hurt everytime you rub your finger over your gums? Sore gums are another strong indicator that you have gum disease. Because the tissue in your gums will be irritated, things such as brushing or eating can exacerbate the issue and cause your gums to feel tender to the touch.
Gingivitis is something that is easily treatable from a dentist like Janice Scott. If you are concerned that you have gingivitis and are suffering from any or all of the symptoms above, contact Dr. Janice Scott’s office today to learn more!