Category: Gum Disease

Gingivitis: Confusion And Clarification!

When it comes down to it, gingivitis isn’t the clearest of oral diseases to figure out. You won’t necessarily simply wake up one morning with a completely obvious sign that you’re dealing with gum disease and that you need to see our Pella, IA team immediately. You may also be somewhat fuzzy on the particulars… Read more »

Gum Recession: What You Need To Change About Your Care

You might already know that gum disease can harm your smile because you’ll end up with inflamed and possibly even infected tissue. However, you may not know what we mean at first glance when we discuss gum recession. To begin with the basics, let’s review: This is another way of referring to the fact that… Read more »

Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Scared Off By Periodontal Care!

We know that particularly if you have never required any type of care specifically for your periodontal health before, finding out that we recommend periodontal treatment for your smile can feel somewhat startling. You may even begin to feel scared off by the notion of it, particularly if you read unreliable information online or talk… Read more »

Inflamed Gums: The Not-So-Obvious Causes

When you have swollen gums, you have no qualms about hearing that you’ve got gingivitis. It’s sort of what you expected to hear in the first place! However, when inflammation occurs and you either are completely certain it can’t be diseased gums or you’re shocked when we tell you that it’s not, it’s somewhat jarring… Read more »

Symptom: Bleeding Gums And What To Do (And Not Do)

There’s a symptom associated with your gum health that can cause some serious alarm: It’s bleeding gums! When you see this, do you know how to respond? Are you aware that there are some things that you should do and some things you should definitely not do? If this is new to you, then we… Read more »

Proper Preventive Care Should Address Periodontal Concerns

How will you know if your daily oral health care routine is doing its job? When you think about preventive dental care, you should think about protecting your smile against the threat posed by cavities. However, your concerns should extend beyond your teeth. You should also think about how well your oral care regimen is… Read more »

Swollen Gums: A Couple Reasons You’re Seeing Them

You may catch a glimpse of your smile in a passing reflection or as you’re staring at your smile when you brush and floss. If you don’t see what you usually see, which is hopefully flat, light pink gum tissue, then you may wonder why you’re seeing swollen tissue. Why are swollen gums suddenly a… Read more »