WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASES
Improper oral hygiene,teeth not aligned,overlapped teeth,trauma,infections,medications,age related changes,contribute to improper cleaning of teeth surfaces which leads to plaque accumulation(film of food debris) which should ideally be removed.
PROGRESSION OF THE GUM DISEASE
GINGIVITIS:Toxins and infectious agents from accumulation of plaque spreads further to the gingiva.
PERIODONTITIS: Toxins and infectious agents from accumulation of plaque spreads to the gingiva further involves bone.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
- Bleeding while brushing,or chewing.
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Loose and sore gums
- Shaking tooth(mobility in teeth)
- Painful teeth
- Pain during chewing