"Gingivitis" is a form of early stage of gum disease. It is an oral condition where the gums become red, swollen, painful and bleeding occurs sometimes. This happens when oral hygiene maintenance is not adequate, food accumulation & plaque deposits on and around teeth causes infection in the gums leading to gum disease. It should be detected and treated at an early stage otherwise it will progress to the advanced stage of gum disease known as "Periodontitis".
Gingivitis is a condition where the gums become irritated due to accumulations of plaque and tartar at the gum line. When plaque and tartar collects above the gum line, gum tissue becomes red, swollen, and may bleed easily. This is called “gingivitis,” the early stage of gum disease. Gingivitis may be painless, so a person can be well on their way to developing gum disease and not know it. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance quickly to gum disease and then periodontitis—the advanced stage of gum disease.
Gingivitis is reversible if detected before it advances to gum disease or periodontitis, so it’s important to visit your dentist twice a year for regular exams and X-rays.
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