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Understanding and Managing Gingivitis: A Guide by Dr. Stephen Cheung

Gingivitis, a mild yet common form of gum disease, can lead to serious dental complications if left untreated. At the office of Dr. Stephen Cheung, located at 1420 S Mills Ave Suite D, Lodi, CA 95242, we specialize in the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of gingivitis, including its causes, symptoms, and effective treatment methods.

Causes and Symptoms of Gingivitis:

Gingivitis primarily occurs due to plaque buildup on the teeth, resulting in gum inflammation. Symptoms include red, swollen gums, and bleeding during brushing or flossing. Early detection and prompt treatment are crucial in preventing the disease from progressing.

Preventive Measures:

Regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice daily, flossing, and using an antibacterial mouthwash, are essential in preventing gingivitis. Additionally, routine dental check-ups and cleanings at Dr. Stephen Cheung’s practice are vital for early detection and prevention of gingivitis.

Treatment Approaches:

Our clinic offers comprehensive cleanings to remove plaque and tartar, which are key in treating gingivitis. Dr. Cheung may also suggest a personalized oral care routine to address specific needs and help prevent gingivitis from recurring.

Lifestyle Adjustments:

Quitting smoking is significant, as it is a major risk factor for gingivitis and can impede gum healing. Additionally, a balanced diet low in sugar and high in nutrients supports overall oral health and helps prevent gum disease.

Advanced Treatment Options:

For more advanced cases of gingivitis, treatments like deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) may be necessary. In certain situations, surgical interventions might be considered.

Gingivitis is both preventable and treatable. At Dr. Stephen Cheung’s office, we are committed to helping our patients maintain healthy gums. If you’re experiencing symptoms of gingivitis or want to learn more about gum disease prevention, contact us at 209-369-3617 for a consultation. Together, we can ensure the health and longevity of your smile.


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