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Can You Catch Gingivitis From Another Person
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
Plaque buildup: Bacteria, when not removed regularly, irritates the margin of the gums and you may experience bleeding when you brush and floss. That is gingivitis. It becomes periodontitis when the inflammation causes separation of the fibers that hold the gum to the teeth the plaque may start to cause a reaction that leads to bone loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Went to dentist for gingivitis all that happened was a cleaning. My gums around my left molar hurts. I can feel the another part of my gums there now.
Gums that bleed: Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With cleaning: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, which is usually due to bacteria-containing plaque and tartar at the gum line. Daily brushing & flossing prevents plaque formation. Your dentist will need to physically remove the plaque and tartar. In the absence of bacteria and plaque, the body is able to heal the inflammation. Gingivitis can also be caused by other factors, please consult your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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