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Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that affects the area at the base of the tooth and in the spaces between the teeth. You can learn about the development of pathology by the following signs: bleeding, redness or blue discoloration of the gingival margin. The danger of the disease is that if gingivitis is not treated in time, it turns into periodontitis – a more severe form with no less serious consequences.
If you notice signs of gum disease, do not hesitate to contact a dental clinic. Effective treatment of gingivitis, early diagnosis, effective prevention of oral diseases – all this will be provided by modern dentistry Amel Dental Clinic in Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk).
Gingivitis, like many other pathologies of teeth and gums, is a consequence of insufficient quality oral care.
Most often, this disease develops at a young age (in adolescents, young people under 30), and the most common causes are:
The reasons that provoked the inflammatory process determine the form of the disease, and, accordingly, the methods of treatment.
The most common symptoms of gingivitis are discoloration, burning, itching, and bleeding of the gums.
The disease manifests itself in two forms:
Gingivitis develops in different ways in different forms. An acute form of inflammation is called catarrhal gingivitis.
The chronic form of gingivitis is dangerous because the inflammation does not cause much discomfort to the patient, but continues to develop. In the absence of acute symptoms, a person is in no hurry to go to dentistry, and the infection continues to have a negative effect on the body.
There are different forms of chronic gingivitis:
Atrophic gingivitis – its treatment is long and difficult, since it is the most severe form of inflammation preceding the development of periodontitis:
Catarrhal gingivitis – treatment begins with a diagnosis, then the doctor performs professional teeth cleaning, if necessary, treats caries, decontaminates tissues and prescribes a course of drug therapy.
Chronic gingivitis – treatment of the hypertrophic form of the disease includes a whole range of dental procedures: removal of deposits on tooth enamel, including in periodontal pockets, physiotherapy (gum massage), antibacterial therapy. In case of ineffectiveness of therapeutic treatment, the doctor prescribes surgical treatment for the patient (gingivoplasty). With atrophic gingivitis, treatment always ends with an operation aimed at reconstructing the gum tissue.
Gingivoplasty is an operation in which the doctor uses gentle surgical instruments to simulate the gum tissue around the tooth. This procedure allows you to correct asymmetry, remove loose and excess gum tissue (papillae between teeth), clean gum pockets, ensure normal adhesion of the gums to bone tissue, and accelerate gum regeneration.
Inflammation of the gums in children can develop against the background of such processes: caries, teething, occlusion correction. The algorithm for treating children’s gingivitis, like in adults, begins with professional hygiene. Then the little patient is prescribed anti-inflammation applications, as well as home therapeutic and prophylactic procedures (rinsing, etc.)
In addition to regular and proper oral hygiene, a serious preventive measure is a periodic (at least 3 times a year) visit to the dentist for examination, undergoing professional dental cleaning as needed. You can make an appointment with a specialist on the Amel Dental Clinic website. The cost of the consultation includes not only examination and doctor’s recommendations, but also professional diagnostics of gum condition, which allows detecting inflammation at an early stage.
Benefits of gingivitis treatment in our clinic: