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When it comes to gum disease, it’s always better to treat it sooner than later. Gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease and which can come in different levels, is actually reversible in its early stages. Read below to learn some more about gingivitis, the first phase of gum disease, and what our dentist may be able to do to treat it.

In gingivitis, the gums have been aggravated due to acids developed by food remnants left in your mouth after chomping and not dislodged during brushing or flossing. Signs of gingivitis may include swollen, red and slightly bloody gums that may damage when they’re touched. Fortunately, with a short treatment from the staff at Southern Marin Dental, gingivitis is normally reversible. When you come visit us, our dental assistants or our dentist will give your mouth a professional cleaning and optional gum treatment. With their expertise and a little discipline to brush and floss twice per day, you’ll probably be on the way to gum disease recovery and a brighter smile.

Phone 415-578-5879 to plan your checkup at the Mill Valley, California, Southern Marin Dental practice with Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi. When you come into our Mill Valley, California, office, we’ll do all we can to make you feel comfortable and confident with your treatment.