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Gingivitis and other Periodontal Problems

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Do you have swollen, soft or irritated gums? Do your gums bleed easily or are they more tender than usual? If you are having gum problems you are among the nearly 90% of U.S. adults that have some form of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of periodontal or gum disease. These are not the only indicators that there may be a problem. If you have a receding gum line or the color of your gums has changed from normal, healthy pin to a dusty red you should call your dentist.

If you happen to be one of the 90% and chances are you are . . . you don’t need to be too alarmed, there is a silver lining to this news. When the beginning stage of gingivitis is detected early and treated properly, gingivitis can be stopped in its tracks and totally cured. It’s nice to know there is a disease out there that is 100% reversible. Good oral hygiene is the best thing you can do to prevent or reverse the symptoms of gingivitis. Daily brushing and flossing of your teeth alongside regularly scheduled professional dental cleanings can be the only steps needed to avoid this bothersome condition. If you develop gingivitis, it is important to seek the advice and treatment of a respected dentist. Untreated gingivitis can turn into advanced gum disease or periodontitis. Periodontitis happens to be the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.

Unfortunately untreated gingivitis can lead to a host of other health problems; it isn’t limited to irritated gums. Inflamed gums play host to harmful bacteria. Untreated plaque that is left on your teeth causes tarter. Tarter buildup constantly releases dangerous toxins. Gum disease is being linked to a host of other health problems like heart disease, Alzheimer’s and more. If gingivitis is detected early your dentist can develop a plan to eradicate the problem. You may be given an aggressive oral hygiene routine that includes meticulous daily brushing, daily flossing, antimicrobial tooth pastes and antimicrobial mouth washes.

Some experienced dentists like Mitzi Morris offer advanced periodontal treatments for severe cases of gingivitis or periodontitis. If you are worried that you may gingivitis call to schedule a dental exam, and being more proactive home dental hygiene immediately.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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