Do You Have Sore Gums?

Categories: Oral Health

Affordable San Diego Dentistry Every San Diego cosmetic dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

Gingivitis is the term for the mild gum disease. At Marcos Ortega DDS, we routinely discover gingivitis in San Diego clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Mission Hills, Mission Valley and Bankers Hill dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the San Diego area, call Marcos Ortega DDS at 619-295-4545.  Dr. Marcos Ortega thoroughly examines teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each San Diego dentistry patient.

Marcos Ortega DDS is a full-service dental practice at 306 Walnut Ave., Suite 25 in San Diego. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in San Diego and the nearby communities of Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Mission Valley and Bankers Hill.

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the Mission Hills, Mission Valley procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and tooth whitening. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.

Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 619-295-4545 or visiting us online at