Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Inflammation of gum tissue is known as Gingivitis.

Major causes of gingivitis are:
Plaque deposition on teeth: It is one of the major causes of gum bleeding and inflammation, if proper brushing and flossing is done then plaque does not proceed to Gingivitis.
Pregnancy: In pregnancy most common condition is gingivitis also known as pregnancy gingivitis. Due to hormonal changes and frequent vomiting, nausea gums swell and becomes red. Dental checkup during pregnancy is advisable, though treatment can be delayed till child birth.
Diabetes: In diabetic patients Gum bleeding is very common as their immune system becomes weak and not capable to fight against bacteria causing disease.

Steps to prevent Gingivitis are:
• Regular flossing
• Brushing twice a day
• Mouthwash rinses twice a day
• Regular dental checkups and cleaning of teethe.

Gingivitis can be treated by,
• Deep Scaling beneath the gums is done to clean underlying calculus and plaque.
• Curettage: Curettage is the process in which soft tissue lining is removed to eliminate diseased tissue.

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