Cleaning of the teeth is performed by Dr. Green or one of his trained staff with special emphasis on teaching all patients the best way to care of their mouth to prevent future problems. We treat all stages of gum disease in our office This may require a series of individualized cleaning appointments using a technique we call non-surgical which allows the gums to heal naturally without the need for surgery in most cases. Most importantly we give you the tools and knowledge to help you keep your gums and teeth healthy and disease free.
Gingivitis — an inflammation of the gums — is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. The direct cause of gingivitis is plaque - the soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms constantly on the teeth and gums.
If the plaque is not removed by daily brushing and flossing, it produces toxins (poisons) that can irritate the gum tissue, causing gingivitis. At this early stage in gum disease, damage can be reversed, since the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place are not yet affected. Left untreated, however, gingivitis can become periodontitis and cause permanent damage to your teeth and jaw.
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