Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, characterised by redness, swelling, bleeding easily when brushed, tenderness and with bad breath usually. Swelling deepens the crevice between gums and teeth, where pockets containing pus may develop to cause a condition called pyorrhea. Gingivitis is common and may be acute, chronic or recurrent.
The most frequent single cause of gingivitis is poor dental hygiene with a build-up of dental plaque around the base of the teeth. Other localised causes include tartar, calcified plaque, food traps between teeth and ill-fitting dental plates, caps or crowns. The gum inflammation that often develops during puberty or pregnancy thought to be aggravated by hormonal factors. Gingivitis may also be a symptom of general illness such as in Diabetes mellitus and leukemia and malnutrition especially in scurvy and pellagra Vitamin B3 deficiency.
Gingivitis is treated by control of plaque and correction of any other local or general conditions that give to the disorder. Good dental hygiene with regular tooth brushing and use of dental floss will prevent most gingivitis. Acute ulcerative necrotizing gingivitis is a non-contagious, painful, ulcerating infection of the gums also called trench mouth or Vincent disease. This can develop in heavy smokers or people suffering poor dental hygiene, nutritional deficiencies or physical or emotional stress. The mouth has an extremely bad odor, and the victim may develop a fever. The plaque and calculus irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed. In time, the bone supporting the teeth may become inflamed. The best way to prevent plaque from building up under the gum line is by flossing daily. The gums can also become irritated by habitually breathing through the mouth, smoking or chewing tobacco, brushing improperly, or wearing ill-fitting dentures. Irregularly positioned teeth can also irritate the gums.
Symptoms develop rapidly over a day or so and include very painful bleeding gums, foul breath, crater like ulcers covered with a greyish membrane particularly on the points of gums between the teeth and usually swollen glands around the jaws. People who smoke or chew tobacco or drink excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages are exposing themselves to an increased risk of developing oral cancer. Oral cancer may be painless and unnoticeable in its early stages. The first symptom may be a small sore in the mouth that does not heal.
Treatment is by the use of hydrogen peroxide mouthwashes to relieve the symptoms, followed by gentle removal of plaque by the dentist. Anti bacterial drugs may also be need. Good nutrition is essential to recovery.
According to the energy concept of acupuncture SuJok, gums inflammation in mainly because of nutritional deficiency, thrush is stomatitis caused by infection with fungus, also associated with the excessive emotional stress; In such cases basic dominant energy which controls is Stomach and sub branch energy of gums mucous membrane is excess of Dryness. One may easily overcome the symptoms of gums inflammation by controlling this energy.
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