SYMPTOMS OF SENSITIVE AND IRRITATED GUMS

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GUM INFLAMMATION: THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULD RECOGNISE 

How do I recognise a healthy gum?
Healthy gums will be pink in colour, sit snugly against the teeth, and will not bleed during brushing or when eating (The French Union for Oral Care (UFSBD) patient information leaflet – the barometer for gum health)

One of the first signs of gum inflammation is bleeding, however minimal, during brushing. A fragile, inflamed gum can become red, sensitive or swollen. This is called gingivitis and is the time to act! Consult your dentist and adopt a healthy oral hygiene and care routine (améli – the French National Health Insurance)

GUM INFLAMMATION: THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULD RECOGNISE 

 

How do I recognise a healthy gum?
Healthy gums will be pink in colour, sit snugly against the teeth, and will not bleed during brushing or when eating (The French Union for Oral Care (UFSBD) patient information leaflet – the barometer for gum health)

 

One of the first signs of gum inflammation is bleeding, however minimal, during brushing. A fragile, inflamed gum can become red, sensitive or swollen. This is called gingivitis and is the time to act! Consult your dentist and adopt a healthy oral hygiene and care routine (ameli – the French National Health Insurance)

Inflammation is the body’s natural defence response when under attack.​ It causes redness, heat, pain and swelling.
Gums which are normally pink, firm and painless, become red, swollen and sensitive.

 ​The swollen blood vessels inside are prone to bleeding when touched.

Inflammation is the body’s natural defence response when under attack.​ It causes redness, heat, pain and swelling.
Gums which are normally pink, firm and painless, become red, swollen and sensitive.

 ​The swollen blood vessels inside are prone to bleeding when touched.

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With proper care, gingivitis is reversible. Left untreated, inflammation risks becoming worse and spreading to other tissues such as ligaments and even into the bone. The gum then begins to recede, exposing the tooth roots. This is known as periodontitis. Teeth then become hypersensitive (ameli.fr) and are at risk of loosening.

With proper care, gingivitis is reversible. Left untreated, inflammation risks becoming worse and spreading to other tissues such as ligaments and even into the bone. The gum then begins to recede, exposing the tooth roots. This is known as periodontitis. Teeth then become hypersensitive (ameli.fr) and are at risk of loosening.

Gingivitis and periodentitis are responsible for 30 to 40% of dental extractions or tooth loss. (ameli.fr).

Gingivitis and periodentitis are responsible for 30 to 40% of dental extractions or tooth loss. (ameli.fr).