Can You Cure Gingivitis?
The simple answer to this question is yes, you can cure gingivitis. Gingivitis is an infection of the gum tissue that results in inflammation, soreness and occasional bleeding. Proper care and cleaning of the teeth around the affected gum tissue will help you begin the healing process. Considering that gum disease has been strongly linked to increases in heart disease, stroke, diabetes and a number of other conditions, it is highly desirable to treat your gum disease as early as possible.
Statistics show that up to 80% of adults have gum disease at any given time. Early stages of gum disease are nearly silent. All you might experience is a bit of bleeding from time to time, or some soreness. The problem is that what you can’t see, in this case, can certainly hurt you. Any bleeding from the gums is abnormal, and should be treated as such. If you want to cure gingivitis, you need to be proactive.
To cure gingivitis you need to get to the root of the problem, which often lies at the root of your teeth. Plaque builds up at the gum line and over time it can turn into calculus. When calculus settles under the gum line, infections take root. The bacterium that thrives under the calculus produces toxins that damage gum tissue. Once the tissue is damaged, it begins to form pockets which give the calculus more room to develop. It becomes a vicious cycle.
Curing gingivitis (or periodontitis, the later stage of gum disease) is possible. By removing the calculus and committing to daily care, you can reverse and even eliminate the disease. Attending to the symptoms as soon as possible will minimize the damage caused to your gums. Utilizing home based treatments for gingivitis is a valid and useful part of any care plan.
Source by Margaret J. Wolf