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Gingivitis and Bleeding Gums

Gingivitis and Bleeding Gums

Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that occurs when dental plaque accumulates on tooth surface and causes inflammation of surrounding gum tissues.

Common Symptoms

Symptoms of gingivitis include :

  • red and puffy gums
  • swollen gums
  • bleeding while brushing
  • bad breath
  • tooth pain or sensitivity

Line of management

  • Brushing for at least 2 minutes, two times a day are daily hygiene measures to prevent development of plaque and gingivitis.
  • Treatment and prevention of gingivitis includes removal of plaque from teeth and gums. Tooth deposits (tartar/calculus) can only be removed by professional cleaning.

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