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GINGIVITIS (gum inflammation)

Inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis, is triggered by bacteria that settle on the gum line in the form of plaque and cause gingivitis.

If this spreads to the surrounding connective tissue and the jawbone, this is referred to as periodontitis, an inflammation of the gums. The inflamed gums separate from the tooth and form periodontal pockets in which bacteria develop.

The result:

  • Gingival pockets are deepening

  • Gums are receding

  • Connective tissue and jawbone recede


In order to avoid periodontitis, you should definitely have your gingivitis treated as early as possible.

In my dental practice Zahnarztpraxis Uetikon am See, the dental plaque will be removed with the help of a professional dental cleaning and you will receive very valuable tips on the subject of oral hygiene and dental care.


Symptoms of gingivitis:

  • Phase 1: the gums are only slightly reddened, an inflammation is not yet recognizable.

  • Phase 2: the gums are red and swollen, gums bleed more when brushing your teeth.

  • Phase 3: in the case of pronounced gingivitis, spontaneous gum bleeding occurs, the gum recedes and the first gingival pockets become visible.

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