Gingivitis is an infection of the gums caused by a bacterial infection. Untreated Gingivitis turns into periodontitis. This disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Symptoms of Gingivitis are:
• Red or swollen gums
• Bleeding gums
• Change in how the teeth fit together
• Pus between teeth and gums
• Foul smelling breath
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?
Treatment for the same includes cleaning teeth regularly, using an oral hygiene mouthwash and oral antibiotics for faster healing. Alongside dental intervention may be needed like root planing and scaling for getting rid of tartar, rough spots in the mouth, etc. wit surgery in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking and chewing tobacco are leading causes of Gingivitis