Gingivitis is Something To Be Aware Of….

July 29, 2009


dental care

In the simplest sense, the meaning of gum disease, professionally diagnosed as periodontal disease is a description for growing bacteria in your mouth that progresses in stages which can eventually destroy the tissues that are surrounding your teeth for support.

A phase of gum disease is set into motion with plaque build up. When plaque accumulates to increasing levels, it turns into a harder substance referred to as tartar. Tartar is hard to remove as it is bound to the teeth. This stage is accompanied by a term, gingivitis, I am sure you’ve heard of.

With the beginning events of gingivitis, you will notice that your gums will become red. They begin to swell. When you brush your teeth, you may experience bleeding. At this stage, your mouth is becoming unhealthy and needs the attention of a professional. At this stage, you may feel a slight gum irritation, but your teeth will be stable and intact.

To prevent gingivitis, you can take a few steps. The best, most practiced, and expressed by professionals is the need to brush after every meal and flossing regularly. This will fend off plaque build up in the early stages. Paying attention to daily oral hygiene will decrease your chances of contracting gingivitis.

If you don’t take care of your symptoms, gingivitis progresses into a disease called periodontal disease. This is a critical stage. The outcome is that a layer of your gum begins pulling from your teeth or recedes. You may notice spaces forming between your teeth. This leaves to a greater chance of small particles of food getting caught and causing infection and pain. At this point, you are at risk of your teeth getting loose and falling out.

Hopefully, you’ll recognize the signs of gum disease in its early stage. It can be treated to restore you to a healthy stage.

Author: Scott W.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition. If you have or think you might have a health issue or problem, contact your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment.

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