If you have questions about gingivitis, we know that one of the first things you might want to do is check the internet. This can bring up some valuable information but it can also lead you to misinformation that will cause some confusion. You may also turn to logic and even to friends as you try to determine whether you should call us or if things are actually A-OK. For a better, streamlined, always-successful approach, remember: Receiving factual information from our Upton, MA team is the way to go! Let’s get started right now and for further assistance, come in!

Questions and Answers

Question: Can I tell on my own by an absence of symptoms that my gum health is in perfect condition? I always assumed that if my gums seem healthy, they must be healthy.

Answer: No, you cannot! You may have mild inflammation that you cannot detect on your own, which is why coming in for twice-yearly visits is always essential.

Question: What should I do if I notice a change with my gums but I’m not sure if it’s definitely gingivitis or something else? Should I just call you to schedule a checkup or keep a watch to see if things get better?

Answer: When you have even a slight feeling that something has changed with your gum tissue, calling us is to your advantage. Remember, as mentioned, that sometimes you won’t see big warning signs that something is abnormal. So, if you do sense something, from red or purple gums to new feelings, bad breath, soreness, puffiness, or anything else, call us and set up an appointment. It’s better to learn that your smile is actually okay than to find out that you allowed gingivitis to blossom and progress.

Question: Can I just cure myself of gingivitis? I see products all the time that promise to promote gum health.

Answer: Here’s the thing about trying to cure gum disease at home: You cannot do it on your own. You can prevent gum problems from developing by being very good about brushing and flossing. However, once inflammation develops, it’s usually due to the accumulation of plaque and tartar that you need professional care in order to fully remove. So, when you know you’re dealing with a case of inflammation or other concerns associated with your gum tissue, remember that the best thing to do is to call our team for a checkup and then any necessary treatment!

Receive Gum Health Answers During Checkups

Take the time to contact our team to set up a checkup when it’s time for your six-month visit or when you recognize a change in your gum tissue. Remember that treating gingivitis and similar problems early is always best. To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities.


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