Recommended For Gingivitis Treatment
The patients with the following symptoms might be suffering from gingivitis; therefore can be the candidates for gingivitis treatment:
• The patients who are suffering from red, tender, or swollen gums
•The patients who experience bleeding in their gums while brushing their teeth
•Patients with sensitive teeth
•Also, bad breath can be a sign of gingivitis as well.
Not Recommended For Gingivitis Treatment
If the patient is suffering from gingivitis, the dentist would decide on the best treatment plan for the patient
Number Of Trips Abroad
Duration Of Operation
30 to 90 minutes
1 - 2 days
Gingivitis also called gum disease, is a very common condition of inflammation of the gums. In general, it is caused by a bacterial infection. There are certain risk factors for gingivitis that involve smoking, pregnancy, diabetes, genetic factors and so on.
In the treatment of gum disease, it is aimed to control the infection and reverse the symptoms to prevent its progression into more serious dental problems. There are several alternative ways to treat gum disease that include professional dental cleaning, medications and surgery.
You should inform your dentist about the medications you are taking during your appointment with your dentist. Also, before the procedure you can make a list of your questions regarding the condition and the treatment.
How It Is Performed
As a treatment of gingivitis professional in-depth cleaning is made by the dentist. During this procedure, a set of specific instruments is used. In order to have an in-depth cleaning several methods can be performed which are scaling,root planing and laser technique. During the scaling, the dentist cleans the tartar that is in the above and below the patient's gumline. In the root planing procedure, tartar and plaques are removed from the root surface. Also, with laser technique removal can be made. The laser method is thought to be less painful than other options. There are also surgical treatments available for this condition.
To get the best result from the treatment, your dentist would give you certain guidelines to follow. Therefore, there might be some follow-up procedures that the patient needs to do at home. It is recommended to stop smoking and use an antiseptic mouthwash.
If not treated gingivitis might progress into a more serious condition that might lead to teeth loss. Therefore, it is important to get gingivitis treatment as soon as possible.
Some home remedies that are done for gingivitis may have negative effects on the patient. Therefore, it is important to consult your dentist about the long-term use of natural remedies.
It was shown by the studies that gingivitis treatment has a high success rate which is around 98%. Many patients report that they are pleased after their treatment.
Before And After
Since gingivitis is a dental problem that may lead to more serious ones, the patient should seek help as soon as possible. After the treatment, as the symptoms disappear the patient would be relieved.
-Does smoking has an effect on gingivitis?
Smoking is strongly associated with gingivitis. It is one of the most significant risk factors for gingivitis.
-Is being pregnant affect gum disease?
Pregnant patients are more likely to suffer from gingivitis. It is considered to be a risk factor.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in September, 2019.