Gum Problems

Gum Problems or Gingivitis:  Inflammation of the gingiva or gum.  First sign of periodontal disease, and gum disease is the major reason adults lose their teeth.

Cause:    Early sign of hypovitaminosis ( a condition produced by lack of an essential vitamin), diabetes, or blood dyscrasias (abnormal or pathologic condition of the blood).  Can be related to use of oral contraceptives.  Can be due to poor oral hygiene.

Symptoms:

Inflammation with painless swelling, redness, change of normal contours, bleeding, and periodontal pocket (gum detachment from teeth)

Treatment:

Good oral hygiene , regular dental check-ups, vigorous chewing

 Good well balance diet - vitamin C and calcium (well cleaned raw vegetables -hard and fibrous foods clean and stimulate teeth and gums)

May require oral or topical corticosteroids

Removal of irritating factors (calculus, faulty dentures)

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Gum Problems or Gingivitis:   Inflammation of the gingiva or gum.  First sign of periodontal disease, and gum disease is the major reason adults lose their teeth. Cause:     Early sign of hypovitaminosis ( a condition produced by lack of an essential vitamin), diabetes, or blood dyscrasias (abnormal or pathologic condition of the blood).  Can be...

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