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What Are the Symptoms of Gingivitis and Periodontitis?


Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
Woman with dental pain due to gum disease.While brushing your teeth, you might find some blood spots in your spit. This is not a cause of alarm, but it needs attention. It might be due to a bruise caused by the brush while you were brushing. Therefore, you are advised to rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm salt water to reduce the blood flow.

What is it?


Gingivitis is the onset of gum disease. To understand it better, it occurs on the gumline as an inflammation and redness of the gum. Often caused by the buildup of bacteria on the surface of the teeth. This buildup might also irritate and should be taken seriously. If not, it develops into a more serious gum disease known as periodontitis. According to the American Dental Association, it is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. The main cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. It is characterized by several symptoms that are mentioned below.

Causes of gingivitis


Poor oral hygiene is the root cause of the disease. Starting with a plaque formation on your teeth that is often invisible but is sticky. This plaque houses the bacteria that later build up into tartar. Then the longer it takes on the surface of the tooth, it leads to irritation, and the inflammation of the gingiva. This is the part of the gum around the base of the teeth.

Symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis


Pink is the normal color of healthy gums. Sometimes might take up a pale pink, and the gums are fitted firmly on the teeth. Gingivitis might occur without symptoms at times. However, the following are the symptoms of the disease. First, the gums are red, tender, and swollen. This might cause some bleeding while flossing and brushing. Also, the gums might start pulling away from the teeth, which might cause tooth loss. On other occasions, there might be pus in between the teeth and gums that comes with pain while chewing. This is what we call sensitivity in the teeth. For partial dentures, they may no longer fit.

The signs mentioned above mean that you need immediate medical attention and our dentists are a call away. Book an appointment with us today.
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