PATIENT INFORMATION RELATED TO GUM DISEASE:

Gingivitis

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that occurs when bacteria collects along the gum line and triggers an inflammatory response. This disease is characterized by a color change in the gums (pink to red) in addition to possible swelling, bleeding, and sensitivity. This disease is preventable by proper and consistent oral care.

Symptoms of Gingivitis:

  • Swelling
  • Red Gums
  • Bleeding
  • Tender Gums
  • Bad Breath / Bad Taste in mouth

Risks for Gingivitis:

  • Pregnancy
  • Tobacco Use
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Systematic Diseases (Diabetes, Leukemia)

Gingivitis Treatment Options:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly
  • Floss Daily
  • Rinse with mouthwash
  • Visit your dentist

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