Gum Inflammation clinically includes gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. Broadly it is characterized by redness, soreness and swelling of the gums. It is usually caused due to poor oral hygiene and if left untreated can lead to complications later.
- Poor dental hygiene
- Mouth infections
- Fluctuations in the hormones
- Diseases affecting the immune system such as arthritis, lupus and AIDS
- Adverse/ Side-effects of certain medications
- You will observe swelling, tenderness and redness in the gums
- Bleeding in the gums
- Bad breath
- Absence of pain
- In case symptoms worsen, you may get fever also
- Unattended gum inflammation can lead to several complications such as gum disease, infections and even tooth loss.
- Practice good oral hygiene by making sure you brush your teeth twice everyday (morning and night)
- Makes sure you floss your teeth at least twice a week.
- In case, home remedies do not work well, make sure you see a dentist at the earliest
- Your dentist will examine your mouth and ask you for your symptoms.
- Your dentist may suggest a specific tool test to check for the diagnosis of inflammation in the gums.
- The dentist may recommend dental cleaning (removal of traces of plaque and tartar) and adjustment of dental restoration such as bridges and fitting crowns
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