What are the early symptoms of gingivitis?

Q: What are the early symptoms of gingivitis?

A: Gingivitis is one of the most common forms of gum disease. It’s usually not painful at first, so be sure to inspect your gums and teeth often for other early symptoms.

In the early stages of gingivitis, your gums may appear red and dull, instead of shiny and pink. They may also look soft and swollen, and they may be pulling away from your teeth. Healthy gums should be firm and they should closely hug the teeth. Other warning signs include bleeding when you floss or finding pink traces of blood on your toothbrush.

If you’re worried that you may have gingivitis, or you want to learn more about how to prevent it, visit our office and we’ll be glad to discuss it with you.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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