Gingivitis and periodontitis
The most common types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Generally, gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene but can be caused by other contributing factors but are not limited to :
- A pre-existing medical condition
- Certain medications
As long as gingivitis is treated swiftly and correctly, gingivitis doesn’t pose any real danger. Dr. Amassian and his team will look for the signs of gingivitis, which include red and swollen gums, bleeding and plaque and tartar build up. From there, the team here at Passion Sourire will help guide you on how to reduce the signs and symptoms and ultimately try to eliminate gingivitis. Good home oral hygiene and regular professional dental cleanings can help prevent gingivitis.
If left untreated, gingivitis can overtime turn into periodontitis. This disease is caused by an accumulation of bacteria under the gums. As the bacteria begin to multiply, they can begin to attack the bone and the gums that support and hold the teeth in the mouth. One of the long-term consequences of periodontitis can be tooth loss.
As gum disease is seldom painful, it may be difficult to know that you suffer from it. This is why the Passion Sourire Team insists on proper oral hygiene and regular checkups to help prevent such diseases and its consequences.