A research in the Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry provides necessary information on dental health in India. It is identified that 95% of the Indian population suffers from periodontal disease.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about bleeding gums to help you identify the optimal solution.
Gum disease: It is a disease that involves red and swollen gums.
Gingivitis: irritation, redness and inflammation of gums around the base of your teeth.
Periodontitis: Chronic inflammatory form of gum disease that is triggered by bacteria.
Leukemia: Cancer of the blood-forming tissues of the body, comprising the bone marrow and lymphatic system.
Plaque: Sticky film that forms on the teeth in which bacteria proliferate.
Scale and polish: professional cleaning of the teeth performed by the dentist using dental tools to remove plaque and tartar.
Root planing: It is a deep cleaning under the gums that eliminates bacteria from the roots of the teeth.