Periodontal disease develops insidiously (gingival bleeding occurs episodically). A preventive care can help limit the development of this disease.
At the first signs of the disease (redness, bleeding, tooth mobility, bad breath, gingival abscess or retraction), the establishment of an effective treatment plan will successfully treat it.
The gingiva is the pink mucosal tissue surrounding teeth. Gingivitis develops in the presence of infection, plague, etc.
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, causing the gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily even on the slightest touch like brushing or eating. The condition is frequently located between two teeth but it can extend and spread within the jaw. If not treated, it favors recession and can accelerate tooth loss.
What cause gingivitis?
Gingivitis is commonly the result of excessive tartar formed by the calcification of plaque. Plaque and tartar are the conducive factors facilitating bacterial growth and thus forming a localized infection of the gums.
Gingivitis, often associated with insufficient oral hygiene, is favored by pregnancy, smoking, diabetes, malpositioned teeth or badly treated decay, etc.
Treatment of gingivitis is generally by improved dental hygiene, thorough professional scaling and frequent utilization of mouthwashes.