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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a gum disease that affects the gum and causes the gum to swell and develop inflammation. Untreated Gingivitis will cause tooth loss.

The leading cause of Gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. You can prevent Gingivitis at home by brushing twice a day, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.

Who Can Have Gingivitis Treatment?

You're an ideal candidate for Gingivitis treatment if you suffer from gum bleeding, inflammation, irritation, or swelling. 

Gingivitis Treatment Duration

Depending on your Gingivitis severity, the treatment will be divided into several sessions.

Gingivitis Side Effects & Risks 

Gingivitis can cause:

  • Swollen gum
  • Redness in the gum
  • Gum that bleeds often and easily 
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gum
  • Tender gum

Gingivitis Treatment Recovery Time 

Patients who follow the dentist's treatment plan will experience recovery in two to three weeks. But a more severe case of Gingivitis will take longer to recover.

Gingivitis Treatment Success Rate:

If Gingivitis is in the early stage, professional help from your dentist will help you treat it. But if the disease goes untreated, it will develop into Periodontitis, and at this stage, it can't be cured, only treated. 

Gingivitis Alternative Treatments

Following proper oral hygiene can prevent Gingivitis like brushing twice daily, flossing, and regular dental check-up for dental cleaning.

How Does Gingivitis Treatment Work?

The most common cause of Gingivitis is the build-up of bacterial plaque between the teeth. Dental plaque happens naturally over time, and it happens when the bacteria attaches itself to the teeth' surface.

Over time the plaque can harden and develop into tartar near the gum base. Only through professional dental cleaning can it be removed and treated.

The build-up of plaque and tartar can trigger immune responses that lead to gingival or gum tissue destruction. Eventually, it may lead to further complications, including losing teeth.

 What Gingivitis Treatment Involves?

We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best dentist available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure:

Here are the primary stages of the surgery:

  1. Online Consultation 

You will have an online consultation with your dentist. At this stage, our specialist will try to know if you're a suitable candidate for dental cleaning.

Your health history, allergies, medications you use, your ideas about the process, and your expectations from treatment are the essential data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage.

2. Dental Cleaning 

Your dentist will start scaling to remove the built-up plaque on your teeth. This might be uncomfortable if the build-up is extensive or your gum is sensitive.

Once the dentist completes the dental cleaning, they will explain the importance of proper oral hygiene — how to brush and floss your teeth. Your dentist might suggest a follow-up to monitor the plaque and tartar build-up. 

After the dental cleaning, If there are needed treatments like fixing chipped teeth or any other dental problem, your doctor will recommend the appropriate next steps.

Gingivitis Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of Gingivitis might include:

  • gum inflammation and discoloration
  • tender gums that may be painful to the touch
  • bleeding from the gums when brushing or flossing
  • bad breath
  • receding gums
  • soft gums

In mild cases of Gingivitis, there may be no discomfort or noticeable symptoms.

Gingivitis Causes

There are external factors that can cause Gingivitis:

  • Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, puberty, menopause, and the menstrual cycle will cause the gum to become more sensitive. 
  • Severe illnesses like cancer, HIV, and diabetes will cause Gingivitis.
  • Drugs 
  • Smoking. Regular smokers are more likely to develop Gingivitis. 
  • Aging. With aging, the risks of Gingivitis increase too.
  • Genetics. If your family has a history of Gingivitis, you're more likely to be diagnosed with it.

What Should I Expect After Gingivitis Treatment?

  • Your gum and teeth will be sensitive; avoid eating for a few hours after the dental cleaning. Especially acidic foods, hard food, crunchy food, and food with small pieces that can lodge between your teeth.
  • Use over-the-counter pain medication to manage pain and discomfort (Ibuprofen, Advil, Tylenol).
  • In some cases, your dentist might prescribe antibiotics to prevent infections.
  • Expect the swelling and discomfort to last a few days or weeks after the treatment. 
  • Expect minor bleeding in the first few days. If the bleeding persists, contact your dentist. 
  • Expect to rinse your mouth with saltwater 4 - 6 times a day to ensure your mouth stays bacteria-free. 

Things You Should Consider Before Gingivitis Treatment

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medication that causes blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Avoid smoking before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take in anything alcoholic before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 

FAQ

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis?

You can identify if you have Gingivitis or Periodontitis by the condition of your teeth. If you have Gingivitis, your teeth should be firmly in place, although your gums may be irritated, red, and swollen. If a tooth is loose, it is more likely you have Periodontitis.

What bacteria is Gingivitis?

It is a type of bacteria known as P. gingivalis

Is Gingivitis Treatment cost abroad affordable?

Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the Gingivitis treatment cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.

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