Dental Problems

What is Ulcerative Gingivitis

Addictions like smoking and stress are prevalent in our society. They are the epicentres for a host of health and life style complications in today’s world. Lack of quality time to spend on ourselves enhance ignorance about the possible risk factors to our well being. One such dental issue closely related to the dreadful habit of smoking and the unavoidable stress is Ulcerative Gingivitis. This article chronicles about this dental condition in brief.

Who are Prone to Ulcerative Gingivitis:

  • College students who smoke are at high risks during their exam time.
  • The element of stress further elevates the severity of the condition.
  • Diabetes and blood pressure patients are prone to infections and stress.
  • People who are immunocompromised. The body of such individuals have very low resistance from bacteria and viruses in our surroundings.

Characteristics of Ulcerative Gingivitis:

The tissues which support our teeth are called gums. They swell, turn red, bleed profusely, cause pain and develop a grayish layer over the teeth of patients suffering with this condition. Bad breath is complained by the patients too which makes them feel socially awkward. If ignored, the symptoms of this condition can turn septic. Millions of bacteria present in the mouth will thrive on these regions and start infecting the blood. Indications of such serious medical condition are unconsciousness or developing fever. The patient then requires immediate medical attention and should be admitted in hospital.

Treatment and Preventive Tips for Ulcerative Gingivitis:

  • The condition is treated by removing the infected regions of the gums.
  • It is followed by a well planned regimen for ensuring oral care in future using mouthwash.
  • Regular brushing, flossing and use of mouthwash twice in a day are made mandatory by the dentist to the patient.
  • Antibiotics are recommended as possibly the last resort in the extreme stages.
  • Most cases the treatment techniques resolve this issue within two weeks.
  • Regular check-ups is advisable as further signs of complications can be identified early.

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