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What is gingivitis & Is there any treatment for It ?

My father is diabetic and is on treatment. His sugars care controlled. He oftenly complianed of gum bleeding, redness of gum. I used have bad smell from his mouth. We took him to Dentist And the dentis examained his teeth and said that he has gingivitis. What is this gingivitis. Is there any treatment for gingivitis?
Mon, 6 May 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello tarannum,
Gingivitis in diabetic patients are common.
This is the condition in which gums are inflamed due to accumulation of food debris and plaque.
I Would suggest you to get a routine dental check-up as well as scaling done by your dentist.
To prevent gum infections further,use soft-bristled toothbrush and clean your teeth involving all aspects of teeth.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinse to gargle.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Use warm saline to gargle.
Antibiotics has to be taken to make your gums intact as per dentist's prescription.
Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Inflammation of the gums is known as Gingivitis.
It occurs due to many reasons few are poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, nutritional deficiency, systemic conditions like diabetes,.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and gt the thorough checkup done.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft bristle tooth brush.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Thanks for asking query,
Gingivitis is the gingival disease in which inflamation of gums .It can be acute or chronic,localized or generalized. In diabetic patient it occur more severly and lead to swollen bleeding gums and halitosis.
You should keep your sugar under control , maintain good oral hygiene, regular scaling and dental check up done,use antiseptic mouthwash for gargle.
take care.....
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello there,

Thank you for the query.

Gingivitis is inflammation of gum tissues results in response to bacterial biofilm (plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces,restorations and dental prosthesis in the oral cavity.

If gingivitis left untreated,it may progress in to periodontal structures destruction known as periodontitis.

Treatment of gingivitis includes-
1.Maintain good oral hygiene.
2.Biannual dental check-ups and get the scaling done (if needed).
3.Rinse the oral cavity after each meal.
4.Brush your teeth properly twice daily with a soft tooth brush.
5.Use betadin mouth wash after brushing your teeth twice daily for 15 days.

Hope this information will help you.

Take Care.
Dr. Gunjan GUpta
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Gingivitis is the condition of inflammation of the gums.

It is caused due poor oral hygiene ,improper brushing and flossing that leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.

Gingivitis presents with symptoms of redness , bleeding gums , swelling , pain ,recession and sensitivity.

It needs to be treated by thorough professional deep scaling of gums and root planing of the teeth to remove all the irritants ,this will help in resolving the symptoms followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
as per your explanation it is clear that you have gum inflammation, called gingivitis...when there are deposits over the tooth surface, gum gets inflamed resulting in gum the gums swell, the capillaries in the gums gets pushed to the surface and mild stimulation would result in bleeding....
You have to go for regulars cleanings after every 6 months. Along with this maintain very good oral hygiene like brushing twice daily along with flossing. Do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day and you can massage your gums with some good OTC gum paint. You can take vitamin C supplement which makes the gums healthy
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Gingivitis is condition of inflammation of the gums. Diabetic patients are more prone to gingivitis and periodontitis. You should make sure that diabetis of your father is under control. Gingivitis can be treated by Scaling of teeth and thereafter proper oral hygiene maintenance. If not treated at the early stage it can lead to periodontitis which could lead to loss of teeth.
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
Gingivitis is the inflammation of gingiva..that is gum. The cause for this are many like plaque,food accumulation,improper brushing or due to systemic diseases like diabetes. Actually its a very common condition in case of diabetics. Go for regular check ups to your dentist and get scaling(cleaning) done. Also use cholrhexidine mouth wash regularly after meals and brush atleast twice a day.
take care....
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Dentist Dr. Mohit Kumar Chourasiya's  Response
gingivitis is inflammation of gums due to deposit of food stuff in teeth....symptoms are..bleeding from gums ...foul smell....sensitivity....the treatment of complete mouth scaling.....brush twice a day....used mouth wash....this is comman symptoms of diabetics....
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Dentist Dr. Indrani. S's  Response
gingivitis is the inflammation of gingiva..that is gum,it is due to plaque,food accumulation,improper brushing or due to systemic diseases like diabetes,etc...go for regular check ups and scaling(cleaning),it will reduce bad smell,and use cholrhexidine mouth wash regularly after will reduce gingivitis to some extent..refer periodontist...
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dr jayant's  Response
HI,     Gingivitis is swelling of the gum.In your father's case-it can be dueto -  1)raised bl.suger(it is under control)  2)Improper brushing,Lac of   daily gingival massage.  3)Intestinal infections,infestations,constipation etc.An overall treatment for gingivitis should be-  -Deworming-Tab. Eben/mebex-1 tab twice a day after food for 3 daysTobe followed by-  -Cap Mox500mg twice a day for 5 days   -Tab Ibuprofen400mg twice a day for 5 days  -Tab. Metrogyl 400mg twice a day for 5 days To be accompanied by-   - Tab Vit C 500mg once a day for 10 days   -B C0mplex Tab. One twice a day for 10 daysSCaling &polishing of teeth by Dental surgeonFor  Maintanence-    -Cap. neutrolinB 1 twice a day for 7 days    - daily regular&proper brushing twice with soft brush.Cleaning mouth after each eating every time.    -use of mild toothpaste.    -Massaging gums of both jaws after brushing .,followed by gargles with lucke warm water &pinch of salt in it.     Thank you!    -    - 
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Devang Sharma's  Response
Gingivitis is common if you have poor oral hygeine. so brush your teeth 2 times a day. use good tooth paste. and also change you tooth brush regularly.
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gopal's  Response
what is gingivitis??i dint know what it is also??
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Anonymous's  Response

it is infection of the gums. the treatment is maintain  good oral hygeine

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