A common gum disease
Gingivitis is the most common gum problem, encountered in a larger number of patients. Common treatments for gingivitis include good oral health and regular visits to the dentist who can clean plaque and thus prevent the gums from becoming infected with bacteria.
Left untreated gingivitis
can escalate to periodontitis
and cause severe problems and even tooth loss. You can look for early signs of gingivitis
and if you notice any changes in the tissue surrounding your teeth you should contact a dentist
as soon as possible.
Causes for gingivitis and common symptoms
Gingivitis is caused by bacteria that form in the mouth. The trigger for gingivitis is the bacteria that composes the plaque which forms on and between the teeth. However, this is not uncommon and many people who do have plaque do not necessarily develop gingivitis. Hormonal changes in the body or certain diseases that weaken the immune system can also be factors for developing gingivitis.
Common symptoms and signs for gingivitis include:
- swollen and red gums;
- painful and/or bleeding gums;
- bad breath and bad taste in the mouth;
If you notice these symptoms, one of our dentists in Bucharest
can help you with a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
Treatment and easy prevention methods
The easiest way to treat gingivitis
is to prevent it. This gum problem can usually be managed at home by following a good dental hygiene
routine: regular tooth brushing and flossing as well as using mouthwash to prevent bacteria from forming.
Gingivitis is easy to treat in its early stages. A dentist
will perform a professional plaque removal and he or she will recommend that you come back for regular check-ups to observe if the disease is still progressing. When gingivitis progresses to periodontitis or chronic periodontitis
the dentist will need to perform other types of procedures, including surgical procedures like flap surgery
, to be able to clean and restore the infected tissue.