Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada

Treating Symptoms of Gingivitis

Gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis, is an infection of the bone and gum tissue that support the teeth.

We have several treatment options for patients suffering from gingivitis symptoms to aid in regaining their oral health. If you are experiencing bleeding gums when brushing or any other signs of gum disease, please, reach out to us.

Signs of Gum Disease

The best way to diagnose gum disease is to visit our dentist in Las Vegas. We can perform your exam, take diagnostic tests, and talk with you to understand the full scope of your symptoms. However, there are many common signs of gum disease that may indicate the need to make an appointment. Common symptoms include:

  • Painful swollen gums: Painful swollen gums, also known as gingival swelling, can be a symptom of gum disease. The gums begin to swell and become tender and sore due to inflammation caused by bacteria and plaque buildup.
  • Bad Breath: Bad breath, also known as halitosis, may be a symptom of gum disease. Usually, halitosis occurs when bacteria accumulate on the tongue and in the throat, leading to a foul smell. Proper oral care and brushing the tongue can help alleviate bad breath, but if it persists, it may be a sign of an advanced stage of gum disease which requires immediate treatment.
  • Bleeding gums:  Bleeding gums, also known as gingival bleeding, is a common symptom of gum disease. Inflammation due to bacteria and plaque buildup causes the gums to become more fragile and tender, leading to bleeding when brushing or flossing.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity, also known as dental hypersensitivity, is a symptom of gum disease. It occurs when the enamel of the teeth is eroded due to the bacteria and plaque, exposing the underlying nerves and making them sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, pressure, and sweet, sour, or spicy foods. Tooth sensitivity can be a sign of an advanced stage of gum disease that requires immediate treatment.

Types of Gum Disease

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