Catonsville Dental Care

Information About Gingivitis & Gum Disease

Believe it or not, Gingivitis and Gum Disease are not the same thing. That is a common misconception. Gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums, typically precedes gum disease, medically known as Periodontal Disease. It is important to note that not all cases of gingivitis will progress to periodontitis!

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Treating Gum Disease

The goal of treatment is threefold:

  1. Promote the reattachment of healthy gums to teeth
  2. Reduce swelling, the depth of the pockets, and the risk of infection
  3. Stop the progression of gum disease

Treatment options range from nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgery to restore supportive tissues.

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland

Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin provide the highest quality comprehensive dental care around. We will examine your situation and provide our recommendations based on the severity of gum disease.

At Leikin & Baylin Dental Care, we ensure that our patients receive unparalleled dental excellence!

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Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)