What is gingivitis and how is it treated?

Gingivitis is a disease of the mouth cavity, manifested by inflammation of the gums.

Gingivitis symptoms:

  • Redden gums
  • Puffiness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Pain when brushing teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Plaque

Basic forms of gingivitis:

  • Catarrhal
  • Hypertrophic
  • Ulcerative

There are also different degrees of severity: mild, moderate, severe gingivitis. Acute or chronic, exacerbations of a disease such as gingivitis are also possible. The focus of the inflammatory process: localized or generalized.

Possible causes of gingivitis:

  • Improper oral care
  • Irregular or not thorough brushing
  • Toothbrush too hard, damaging the gums
  • Mistake
  • Impaired salivation, dry mouth
  • Medication
  • Weak immunity
  • Hormonal failure

Gingivitis can develop in both adults and children.

In some cases, gingivitis may be accompanied by symptoms such as:

  • Headache
  • Increased body temperature
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems
  • Distraction

Depending on your clinical picture, the dentist will prescribe a diagnosis and a phased treatment. Professional cleaning of the teeth, removal of tartar and deposits, treatment of the oral cavity with antiseptic preparations, therapy for inflammation, prescription of a vitamin complex, adjustment of dental and oral care.

Dentistry in Odessa “Aesthetics” offers the most modern methods of treating teeth and gums with the help of professional equipment in the hands of experienced dentists. 

Make an appointment today. Remember, the sooner you treat your teeth, the longer they will last.


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g. Odessa, st. Seminarskaya 1/1

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