Gingivitis - Causes and treatment

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Gingivitis is not dangerous if detected and treated in its early stages. In the following article, let's find out some information about this disease as well as effective treatment.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, also known as gum inflammation is the first stage of gum disease. This is a common oral disease which can occur at any age, from mild to severe.

When you suffered from gingivitis, your gum will turn red, swollen, or blistered, causing pain. Infected gum is susceptible to damage, bleeding and mouth odor. Your gum will be swollen, detached from the root causing the teeth to become loose which susceptible to food accumulation and cause inflammation, forming papules between the gums and teeth.

Gum infection leads to bleeding

According to Dr. Vo Van Nhan: if not treated early, Gingivitis will progess to periodontitis. There are many types of periodontal diseases. These diseases hugely influence the supporting bone system. When the symptoms become severe, the bone in the jaw is lost, causing the teeth to become loose.

Causes of gingivitis

Tartar, plaque containing bacteria is the leading cause of gingivitis. After eating, if the leftover on the teeth, cavities, under the gums are not cleaned will cause the calcification that form tartar contains a lot of bacteria.

Plaque, tartar containing bacteria will subtly damage your gums, teeth without your realization. When the immune system is weakened, it will stimulate the bacteria to produce toxins, causing inflammation, pain, swelling, and gingivitis.

In addition, gingivitis could be the result of smoking habits, hormonal changes in pregnant women and some other medical conditions. Dry mouth, reduced saliva secretion can also create the favorable environment for the bacteria to grow.

Causes of gingivitis

Simple and effective remedies for gingivitis

Gingivitis, if not treated in time, will progress to periodontitis. There are some types of bacteria that cause the gums to become inflamed, abscessed and form pus around the root. Over many years, the supporting bone may be lost. The later you delay the treatment the harder it is to cure. Here are some simple gingivitis treatments that you can take to improve your condition:

Maintaining good oral hygiene

Proper brushing, utilizing dental floss to clean the teeth cavities to remove plaque from the teeth. Rinse with salt water several times a day will help relieve pain, swelling and improve your condition.

Good oral hygiene is a way to reduce gum inflammation

Visiting dental clinics for dental examinations and tartar removal

Tartar is very hard and cannot be removed by brushing or cleaning at home. Therefore, you should go to the dentist who equipped with specialized tartar removal tools to get rid of plaque containing bacteria on the tooth surface and under the gum.

Visiting dental clinics for dental examinations and tartar removal

Temporary treatment at home

If you cannot afford to go to the dentist, you can utilize some of these tips to temporary treat gingivitis at home.

  • Use green tea to rinse the mouth several times a day. Green tea has antibacterial properties, reducing pain and swelling, help cure gingivitis effectively.
  • Get some garlic cloves, crush and mix them with some salt. Then apply this mixture to the inflammation area will quickly relieve the pain.
  • Get lime juice mixed with some salt. Then apply the mixture directly on to the swollen gums to help effectively improve gingivitis condition.

Gingivitis can be easily remedied if detected early. Therefore, you should go to the dental clinic for frequent checkups and tartar removal, to effectively remove plaque and prevent gum diseases.

Nhan Tam Dental Clinic is a reputable dental clinic, entrusted by cts both within and outside the country to overcome their dental problems. Here, we offer a team of skilled and experienced doctors. Especially with ultrasonic tartar removal equipment, your teeth will be cleaned completely, removing plaque, ensuring a safe, fast and painless experience.

You should go directly to Nhan Tam Dental Clinic for dental examinations and get appropriate gingivitis treatment. If you have any further questions, please contact us with the information below.