Gingivitis ‚?? an irritation of the gums ‚?? is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. The direct cause of gingivitis is plaque – the soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms continuously on the teeth and gums.
If the plaque is not detached by daily brushing and flossing, it produces toxins (poisons) that can irritate the gum tissue, causing gingivitis.
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums nearby the teeth. Gingivitis is one of many periodontal diseases that affect the health of the periodontium (those tissues that surround the teeth and include the gums, soft tissues, and bone).
Periodontal diseases are often classified according to their severity. They range from mild gingivitis, to more severe periodontitis, and lastly acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, which can be life threatening.
Gingivitis can soon spread to involve your entire mouth, causing tooth irritation and stomatitis (mouth infection and ulcers), and lead to difficulties when chewing. But all these symptoms may seem like a mere nuisance when compare to the hidden threat gingivitis can pose if left untreated.
Causes of Gingivitis
Gingivitis almost always begins with plaque. This indistinguishable, sticky film is composed mainly of bacteria. Plaque forms on your teeth when starches and sugars in food interact with bacteria normally establish in your mouth.
Brushing your teeth remove plaque. But plaque re-forms quickly, usually within 24 hours.
Plaque that stays on your teeth longer than two or three days can harden under your gumline into tartar (calculus).
Symptoms of Gingivitis
1. ¬†Swollen gums
2. ¬†Soft gums
3. ¬†Occasionally, tender gums
4. ¬†Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing
5. ¬†Bad breath
6. ¬†A change in the color of your gums from a healthy pink to dusky red
Gingivitis treatment is very helpful if the disease is caught in time. The most effective gingivitis treatment or gum disease treatment is to stop gingivitis and gum disease from getting started.
Gingivitis treatment begins with regular daily comb-out of the teeth to remove plague and tartar. Scraping of the tongue is also important to remove bacteria.
Many people overlook these important parts of oral hygiene, but they are essential for gingivitis treatment.
Regular dental examination for early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and gingivitis are also important. If necessary, looking for gingivitis treatment by a qualified.
Home Remedies for Gingivitis
One should include the food which is not spicy and oily. This may get worse the case of gingivitis.
Stop taking hard food items. Include food which be soft to chew.
For diet, one should comprise the foods which contain the low saturated fats.
Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Prefer the diet rich in fiber and Vitamin C. it is proven that people with Vitamin C deficiency are more flat to have gingivitis.
Avoid sugar, fruit juices, white flour, soft drinks and syrups. One should also restrict chocolates and pastries.
Aloe vera is well identified healer and is been used since years. You can put the aloe vera pulp in the mouth and can rub it on the gums. Each time you put some water and gargle it. It is also a useful home remedy for gingivitis.
One of the best home remedy for gingivitis is preparing the ‚??triphala’ decoction and use it as gargling.
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Dr. Sarkozy Mikal