Gingivitis is the inflammation in the gums caused in most cases by an infection. This occurs due to the build up of bacteria in the mouth. If not treated early it can develop in a periodontitis and this can cause tooth loss in the worst case scenario.
One of the principal causes of gingivitis is the food debris that gets stuck between the teeth. This affects the gums as we said before because in the long run they get infected real badly. Besides this forms plaque, this is a coat of bacteria attack the surface of the teeth. You can avoid plaque by having a good dental hygiene routine and this avoid that it hardens.
The infection can cause that the gums separate, damaging the tissue and even wear out the bones that support the teeth. Not treating this infection is really dangerous as you are risking to lose all your teeth. So don’t hesitate to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
In most cases, the symptoms will present themselves loud and clear. Some of them can be swollen gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing and bad breath. Other symptoms can be recessive gums, pus, loose teeth, and also burst of pains when eating.
I can’t stress enough how important is to consult with your dentist as soon as you see any of the symptoms listed above to treat the gingivitis as early as possible. In case of suffering of periodontitis, it’s better to go to a periodontist. A periodontist is a specialized dentist that is a pro treating gum disease. And in the border town of Los Algodones, Mexico there are really great periodontist that can solve any gum disease.
Regarding the dental exam used to diagnose gingivitis. There is a possibility that the dentist will use a small ruler to probe the gums’ conditions. He or she will also check for inflammation to evaluate the status of the diseases. In normal condition of the depth is 1 to 3 millimeters, but there is a chance that instead of a ruler your dentist will use X-rays to see if your bone structure has suffer any form of damage.
The greatest treatment will always be to have good oral hygiene habits. Also avoiding any vices, like smoking and coffee will help a ton to take keep your teeth and gums in really good shape and health.
Some of the medication you can use to treat gingivitis are antibiotic mouthwash containing chlorhexidine and antibiotic microspheres with minocycline. The last one can be inserted in pockets after some scaling and planning. Other antibiotics are equally valid to treat gingivitis, so ask your dentist about them!
Pro tip: visit the pharmacies in Los Algodones to get any gingivitis med. There you will find the best quality and the best prices. And if you need dental treatment, you will encounter more than 350 professional dentist with their doors open ready to attend you and your loved ones.
Last but not least, always listen to your dentist’s opinion. There is also a possibility that you will need surgery to treat gingivitis, like flap surgery, which is really cool because the gums are lifted back while removing the plaque. After that the gums are stitched back in place to fit snugly around the tooth. And all concludes with the known bone and tissue grafts in case the teeth and jaw are too damaged to heal properly.
As mentioned before, the best advice to prevent gingivitis is to create a consistent dental hygiene. Eating well and having a balanced diet can help your body to create a nice defense against bacteria. Remember to brush your teeth after every meal, use dental floss and mouth wash constantly every day and you will be ok.
Don’t ignore your dentist and plan a visit at least twice a year for regular check up and cleaning. This will maintain a healthy mouth, free from any disease and ensuring a beautiful white smile.