Friday, 16 December 2016

What is Gingivitis?


What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingiva or the gums commonly caused by the bacterial accumulation on the teeth forming a plaque, typically called plaque- induced Gingivitis.





Why  should be concerned about Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is non destructive, but you should be concerned as it can lead to Periodontitis which is more serious and results in eventual loss of teeth if left untreated at the initial stages.

Causes of Gingivitis:
Accumulation of tartar or plaque
Hormonal Change
Certain diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, HIV
Some drugs like anti convulsants and Heart drugs
Family History
Smoking

Symptoms of Gingivitis
Tender, Red and puffy gums
Bleeding of gums while brushing the teeth
Bad breath or Halitosis
Receding Gums
Soft Gums

Alert: If you leave it untreated, it might spread affecting tissue, teeth and bones. 

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