Gingivitis is a curable inflammation of the gum around your teeth. At an early stage the disease only affects the margin of the gum, and it can be reversed by proper cleaning and local medications. However, if it is left untreated, the inflammation spreads to deeper tissues and causes severe periodontal diseases. The inflammation is usually caused by the build-up of dental plaque, a hardened deposit accumulating at the gum margin. There are other causes as well, such as certain medical conditions, hormonal imbalance, medications, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, or an ill-fitting crown. There is an increased risk of gingivitis in pregnancy.
Gingivitis is classified as plaque-induced or non-plaque gingivitis.
The first sign of inflammation is bleeding of your gum when you brush your teeth. As soon as you experience bleeding, do not hesitate to contact us at Dentoplant Clinic.
Typical symptoms of gingivitis:
It is essential to treat gingivitis, otherwise the inflammation spreads to deeper tissues leading to recession of your gum and bone loss. Your teeth become loose and finally fall out.
The cornerstone of treatment and prevention is good oral hygiene. We help you learn proper brushing techniques, and our personal oral hygiene program can help you to have healthy teeth.