Gingivitis Dentist, Hawthorn East
Gum disease also called gingivitis, is an inflammation of the gums. It’s usually the result of plaque building up on your teeth due to poor brushing and flossing habits. Plaque builds up on the tooth gum margin and the accumulation of bacteria in the plaque aggravate the soft delicate tissue of the gums. Gingivitis can make your gums swell and bleed when you brush or floss. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a more serious infection. Gingivitis can clear up quickly with thorough, committed daily brushing and flossing, within a few days.