What can I do for gingivitis?
Steven E. Roth, DMD
Dentist, WebMD Medical Expert
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Treatment of gingivitis must begin with a dental examination. This will determine what type of gingivitis you may have, and whether there is bone loss or a systemic disease to consider. Then, the appropriate level of hygienic care can begin. This may include a referral to a gum specialist. Your dentist may also provide you with directions for the proper home care regimen, which includes brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.