Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis Treatment in Lexington, KY

Are your gums swollen or bleeding? It could be gingivitis – the initial stage of gum disease caused by a build-up of plaque. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, potentially resulting in tooth loss—a scenario we all aim to avoid.

Don’t wait for your gum disease to get worse. Take proactive steps now by scheduling your dental examination at O’Donnell Family Dentistry through the provided link. Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums. 

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What Is Gingivitis?

According to the CDC, “47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease”. It is the leading cause of tooth loss. The first form gum disease is typically gingivitis. The good news is gingivitis is reversible, if caught in time and treated correctly. This is why it’s important to schedule an appointment now if you are experiencing any of the signs of gum disease. Periodontitis is a more advanced form of gum disease. As the gums separate from the teeth due to the plaque continuing to spread and growth beneath the gum line, pockets are formed between the teeth. Over time the bones are destroyed, leading to tooth loss.

When periodontitis is advanced enough, it can not be reversed but can be managed. This is why it is imperative to make an appointment as soon as possible to save your natural teeth and heal the infection in your gums before it worsens.

 

Symptoms of Gingivitis

  • Bleeding Gums - This may happen when brushing/flossing, but also eating hard food.
  • Sensitive Gums - If your gums are sensitive to cold 
  • Bad Breath (also called halitosis)
  • Issues with the fit of partial dentures

If you are experiencing, any of the above symptoms, don’t wait - schedule an appointment to get relief now.

While poor dental care is the major factor in developing gingivitis or more advanced gum disease - there are other risk factors as well, including pregnancy, diabetes, genetics, and certain medications.

Gingivitis Diagnosis

While searching for signs of gingivitis is a part of a routine examination at O'Donnell Family Dentistry, it’s important not to wait if you are experiencing symptoms now.

When diagnosing gingivitis, one of our Lexington based dentists will measure the size of the pockets around your tooth. The severity of your gum disease is determined by how deep the pockets are. They will also examine your bite, the receding level of your gums, and if any teeth are loose.

Additionally, dental X-rays will help them see the severity of bone loss. If you are a returning patient at O'Donnell Family Dentistry or have access to previous records, they can study the changes in your bones over time. Our team is trained on state-of-the-art X-ray equipment to give our dentists a full and accurate picture of your oral health.

Why Choose O'Donnell Family Dentistry For Your Gingivitis Treatment

Top Lexington Doctors

O'Donnell Family Dentistry employs some of Lexington's leading dental practitioners, who are highly trained in treating gum disease. Our experts will craft a personalized plan for your treatment and walk you through each phase with clarity and care.

Empowering and Supportive Hygienists:

Our hygienists provide education to ensure you understand the importance of ongoing dental care at home. Equipped with essential knowledge, you'll be empowered to maintain good oral hygiene between appointments and avoid gum disease in the future.

Judgment-free zone

It doesn’t matter how long since you’ve been to the dentist or if a returning patient, our team is excited to help you get your gum health back on track and avoid gingivitis.

Affordable Prices in Lexington

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we offer highly competitive rates for gingivitis treatment in the Lexington. Explore our current promotions for additional savings, many of which are time-sensitive. Don't hesitate—schedule your appointment today.

Top Lexington Doctors

O'Donnell Family Dentistry employs some of Lexington's leading dental practitioners, who are highly trained in treating gum disease. Our experts will craft a personalized plan for your treatment and walk you through each phase with clarity and care.

Empowering and Supportive Hygienists:

Our hygienists provide education to ensure you understand the importance of ongoing dental care at home. Equipped with essential knowledge, you'll be empowered to maintain good oral hygiene between appointments and avoid gum disease in the future.

Judgment-free zone

It doesn’t matter how long since you’ve been to the dentist or if a returning patient, our team is excited to help you get your gum health back on track and avoid gingivitis.

Affordable Prices in Lexington

At O'Donnell Family Dentistry, we offer highly competitive rates for gingivitis treatment in the Lexington. Explore our current promotions for additional savings, many of which are time-sensitive. Don't hesitate—schedule your appointment today.

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How Much Does Gingivitis Treatment Cost

As each gingivitis treatment plan is individualized, the ultimate cost is influenced by various factors. These factors encompass the current state of your teeth and gums, and your insurance coverage.

How To Avoid Gingivitis

To prevent gingivitis and maintain optimal oral health, it's crucial to adhere to a consistent dental hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice daily with quality toothpaste and using dental floss or interdental brushes to clean between teeth and along the gumline. Additionally, regular visits to the dentist for professional cleanings and check-ups are essential.

 

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