Professional treatment of Gingivitis

An inflammation of the gums can have several causes. The most common is that the bacterial coating is left at the bottom of the tooth which leads to the development of gingivitis.

If you have been a little sloppy with dental hygiene, it can result in a slight inflammation of the gums. You can treat this simple form of gingivitis yourself with proper brushing and god oral hygiene. If you suspect a more serious gum disease, you need the professional treatment.

Gingivitis is a common term for a group of infections in the tissue that surrounds the teeth.
Inflammation can be caused by bacteria that sit quickly between the teeth and gums.

The simplest form of gingivitis is gingivitis which is necessarily treated by plaque. Fortunately, this form of inflammation is easy to treat; everything that is needed for proper brushing and god oral hygiene, use of dental floss.

What is periodontitis?

The more severe gingivitis periodontitis is due to the bacterial coating growing down towards the root tip of the tooth. This causes the fastening fibers in the tooth and the surrounding jawbone to gradually deteriorate. The result is that the root completely or partially loses connection with the jawbone.

If the coating is not removed, the tooth will eventually loosen and fall out. Therefore, if you have periodontitis, it is very important to treat the chronic inflammation as soon as possible.

In Norway, periodontitis is the most common cause of tooth loss in those who are 45 years or older. 15 percent of all Norwegians have periodontitis.

Symptoms of periodontitis

The most common symptoms that you may have periodontitis:

  • Slight bleeding from the gums when you brush your teeth and use dental floss or toothpicks
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Retractable gums
  • Pain and itching in the gums
  • Lots of tartar
  • Bad breath

Since periodontitis does not necessarily lead to pain, it is not uncommon to have the disease for several years without being detected. Therefore, it is important that you go for regular check-ups at the dentist.

Treatment of periodontitis

The most important thing in treating periodontitis is to remove the coating that is causing the infection. If the gum pocket along the tooth is deep, it may be appropriate to perform a surgical treatment. Then we either cut away some of the gum so that the gum pocket becomes smaller, or we loosen part of the gum line from the tooth so that we can more easily get to and remove the bacterial coating on the tooth root.

We have extensive experience in treating periodontitis and gingivitis, and guarantee a professional and safe treatment

Is periodontitis hereditary?

We know that the immune system can play a role in the development of periodontitis. There may also be genetic causes, so some will be more prone to the disease than others.

Causes of gingivitis

The actual cause of periodontitis is infection of bacteria between the tooth and gums. However, there are several factors that can affect the development of the disease. It can be

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Immune system
  • Heredity
  • Ethnicity
  • Stress
  • Medication use
  • Other illnesses

Research suggests that people with periodontitis also have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other systemic diseases where the body's immune response is important.

Do you have questions about gingivitis or are you worried that you have periodontitis?

Contact us and we will be happy to help you!