Gingivitis is a minor inflammation of the gums. It is caused by bacteria that accumulates in the mouth, but sometimes it can also be caused by certain systemic diseases. Here are the symptoms to watch out for: redness and/or swollen gums and bleeding after brushing or flossing. Although reversible, it is important to quickly treat gingivitis since it may be a precursor to periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a major inflammation of the gums caused by specific bacteria. The supporting tissues of the tooth will then be irreversibly affected. There will be a gradual destruction of these tissues, which can cause serious repercussions if the disease is not treated. At an early stage, periodontitis is treated relatively well. However, at a later stage, treatments can be more complex.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and can lead to other health problems if left untreated. The health of your gums has a direct impact on your dental health and your general health, we recommend that you regularly consult your dental hygienist as well as your dentist to detect any early signs of gum disease.
Scaling is the main treatment for gingivitis. It is also necessary to review your dental hygiene habits.
Root planing is the first step for treating periodontitis. The goal is to eliminate tartar deposits located under the gingiva to provide favorable conditions for the healing of tooth support tissues.
Talk to your hygienist and your dentist, they are your best allies!