Blood while brushing your teeth, red, swollen, or tender gums, insistent bad breath or awful taste in the mouth, withdrawing gums, loose or moving teeth, and much more are some symptoms of gingivitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Other symptoms of gingivitis are: bright r... ... middle of paper ... ...for all causes of gingivitis are similar but can vary by degrees and stages. In conclusion, this disease can be prevented as well as treated. (Spear 41).
Pus between teeth and gums, pain when chewing, sensitive teeth. Foul smelling breath that does not go away after you brush your teeth. Heredity is a common factor leading to gingivitis. Bacteria may be more harmful to some people’s gums than others. Medications cause dry mouth and reduce the cleaning ability of saliva.
Plaque builds up on the teeth and when it is not removed it can harden and form tartar. When gingivitis is not treated, it can turn in to periodontitis, and then gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. Then the teeth start to break down. If not treated, the teeth are usually extracted. Noma causes tissue deterioration.
Although many argue that it would take many consecutive days of skipping brushing the teeth to have gum disease start developing in the mouth, the harsh reality is that this is very much possible so be careful. Missing one day often times lead to missing other days. Yet another reason why it is crucial to regularly brush the teeth is because it helps people’s breath not to stink. Brushing the teeth at least two times a day keeps bacteria out of the mouth and keeps them from being blown into peoples’ faces every time one opens the mouth. (Hill Sampson, 2013.)
Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is a common and severe gum disease that damages the gums, ligaments, and bone surrounding the teeth (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014). The gums and ligaments become infected and die due to exposure of bacteria and other pathogens. As the infection worsens, the teeth are more exposed below the crown. Below the crown a tooth is the root. It does not have much enamel compared to the crown because it does not normally come in contact with food or caries-creating material.
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