Halitosis and Gingivitis Is There a Connection

May 24, 2018, Dentistry

Halitosis and Gingivitis Is There a Connection
Halitosis and Gingivitis Is There a Connection
Halitosis and Gingivitis Is There a Connection

An unpleasant smell from mouth, or halitosis, can have a straight connection with gingivitis. Moreover, it can be one of its symptoms. Very often the state of our gum displays the presence of various problems with our health.

If a patient has a gum inflammation that lasts for a long time, it will be useful to make a full body diagnostic. This will help discover if there are some more serious problems that have caused such a pathological state.

Gingivitis is the inflammatory process of gums. It mostly occurs in young people. One of its main provoking factors is a poor hygiene of the mouth. The calculus that gathers in the mouth, is getting hard during two days and cannot be removed by the patient at home.

The hygiene issues are not the only causes for gingivitis development. It strikes people who have lack of vitamins in their body, digestive diseases, poor immunity. If a patient has such problems, the ability of his mouth to resist eventual lack of hygiene is much lower.

The measures of gingivitis prevention are quite simple. It is a proper care of the mouth hygiene, healthy diet and lifestyle and regular control of the mouth health. Mindful treatment towards the health of the entire organism will also help avoid this and many other unpleasant diseases.

The pathological smell mentioned before usually develops when the gingivitis is in its acute form. Is gingivitis curable? The treatment strategy is usually simple. Your doctor will remove calculus and treat the inflamed parts of the gums. Depending on the situation, there can be also some medications prescribed. An immunity support and vitamin complexes are also very helpful in such cases.

And, of course, a more thorough control over the mouth health is recommended. If gingivitis is not treated in time, it will progress and can lead even to a full loss of the teeth. That is why if you notice gum bleeding or tenderness, do not hesitate to make an appointment with the periodontist. Be responsible for your own health. 

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