Gum Disease

Gum Disease in Anaheim

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis or inflammation of the gum tissue is the most common periodontal disease. Symptoms include swollen gums, bright or red discoloration of the gums, sensitivity of the gums and bad breath.

The most common cause of gingivitis is plaque induced. Plaque is a colonizing bacteria trying to attach itself onto the smooth tooth surface and appears as a pale yellow colored biofilm. This thin layer of biofilm can easily be scraped off the tooth. But if left behind, the plaque then starts to harden the next 48 hours. After 10 days, the plaque then builds up to a hard layer of tartar on your teeth which is also known as calculus. Calculus is difficult to remove and you need to see your dentist or hygienist to get these build-up removed.

Make an appointment with All Day Smile today to get treatment for gum disease in Anaheim: (714) 821-7645.