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Don’t Wait To Treat Gingivitis

If you are experiencing swollen or bleeding gums, it may be time to visit your Greenville dentist in Greenville, NC. Dr. Norberto Velazquez and Dr. Laura Davila can provide expert care to help treat your gum issues.

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a common gum disease that causes irritation, swelling, and bleeding in the gums. According to the American Dental Association, one in every three adults suffer from this painful condition. Signs of gum disease include :

  • Red, puffy and tender gums
  • Gum pain when eating spicy foods or hot liquids
  • Swollen gums that bleed easily after brushing

If left untreated, gum disease can advance to periodontitis, which has been associated with more serious problems like heart disease. This is the most advanced stage of gum disease, where inflamed gums pull away from the teeth.

What Causes Gingivitis?

The most common causes of gum disease include poor dental hygiene, smoking, and stress. Avoid tobacco use and make sure that you brush and floss at least twice a day.

You can also reduce your risk of gum disease by maintaining a healthy diet that includes leafy green vegetables and other foods high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free radicals that contribute to heart disease, cancer development, and the breakdown of collagen, which is needed for healthy gums. Your teeth also need collagen.

How Can My Dentist Help Treat Gingivitis?

When you visit your Greenville dentist in Greenville, NC, we will check for signs of gum disease during your bi-annual check-up. The American Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist once every six months for a cleaning.

As long as you come to our office for regular visits, we can begin treating gum disease early. It can actually be reversed if caught early enough - and if you follow proper care at home.

Professional dental cleaning by our staff can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that build up on teeth and below the gum line.

We may also suggest scaling and root planning - a non-surgical solution to fight the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and gingivitis. Scaling and root planing is a process of removing plaque, tartar, and calculus from your teeth, as well as smoothing any rough areas on your roots or at the bottom of pockets where plaque can accumulate.

Don't live with bleeding or swollen gums. It could be a sign of a bigger problem. Please visit your local Greenville dentist in Greenville, NC, for treatment. Dr. Velazquez and Dr. Davila will diagnose and treat oral issues with professional expertise. Call us at (252) 756-7789 for an appointment today.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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    "Dr. Davila is such a nice and caring dentist. She doesn't rush her time with you, and she makes you feel genuinely cared for. Her and Dr. Velasquez make a great team, and their staff is very friendly and caring as well. Good office atmosphere. I would recommend them to friends and family. "


Oakmont Dr Greenville, NC

Greenville, NC Dentist
Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A.
120 Oakmont Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
 (252) 756-7789
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