Gingivitis occurs because plaque (a mass of bacteria) accumulates on your teeth and on surrounding gum tissues. The causes of gingivitis are: poor oral hygiene, deficiency of vitamin C, dehydration, genetics etc. It is common not only in adults, but in children as well.To treat gingivitis in child, a dentist use tools specifically designed to treat the gums of pediatric patients. To get to know these type of dental tools, you can check www.dentalhandpiece.com.au/shop/ for pediatrician’s equipment.
Gingivitis is a usual form of periodontal (gum) disease. It is a very unpleasant disease that causes inflammation (swelling) and irritation of gums that tend to bleed when we wash our teeth. It is not a destructive type of disease, but untreated gingivitis can lead to more serious problems like severe periodontitis, that can eventually lead to a tooth loss.
There are three types of gingivitis in child and they include:
- aggressive, and
- generalized aggressive gingivitis.
Chronic gingivitis is the most common type of gingivitis in children and can be treated with good brushing and regular dental visits.
Aggressive gingivitis, as the name itself suggests, is more serious type of gum disease that is common in children and teenagers. Teeth that are often affected are the first molars and incisors. Aggressive gingivitis affects multiple teeth and lead to tissue loss and destruction of the bone.
General aggressive gingivitis is the most destructive type of gingivitis that can expand and include the whole mouth, and even affect other parts of your body including heart and lungs.
Gingivitis is a disease that is curable if it is diagnosed and treated early. Symptoms are: red gums, painful to the touch, bleeding from the gums when brushing, swollen gums etc. They are easily detectable and there is no excuse for not treating them as early as possible.
Parents should be aware of the dire consequences that can emerge if your children’s gingivitis is not treated properly, but should also be aware that good oral hygiene is the key factor for avoiding gingivitis to occur at all.