- Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
- What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis?
- What are the symptoms of gingivitis?
- What causes gingivitis?
- What are the risk factors and complications of gingivitis?
- How is gingivitis diagnosed and treated?
- Can gingivitis be prevented?
- How to practice good oral hygiene
- Some more information on gum disease
What are the symptoms of gingivitis?
If your gums are healthy they will be pale pink and firm and fit snugly around your teeth. However, if you have gum inflammation, then some of the signs and symptoms of this condition include:
- Puffy or swollen gums
- Dark red or dusky red gums
- Gums that easily bleed and brushing or flossing
- Tender gums
- Receding gums
When to see your dentist
You should make an appointment with your dentist if you notice any of the above signs of gingivitis. It is advised that you see your dentist before the condition develops into periodontitis.