Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums that is usually a result of a bacterial infection. When left untreated, the condition can cause the gums to leave the teeth leading to loss of teeth. The symptoms include red, swollen gums that can bleed when you brush your teeth. Loose teeth, pain while chewing, increased sensitivity, foul breath are other symptoms.
HOW IS GINGIVITIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a dentistry expert who would check the inflammation and also examine the mouth.
HOW IS GINGIVITIS TREATED?
The goals of gum disease treatment are to promote reattachment of healthy gums to teeth, reduce swelling, the depth of pockets, and the risk of infection, and to stop disease progression. Treatment options depend on the stage of disease, how one may have responded to earlier treatments, and the overall health. Options range from nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgery to restore supportive tissues.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gingivitis can be prevented by following a proper oral hygiene regime.