can appear in 2 forms: chronic and acute. It is worth mentioning that acute form of catarrhal gingivitis is usually caused by a general infection or intoxication. Acute catarrhal gingivitis is often the consequence of hypovitaminosis, acute respiratory disease, and flu. Pregnancy and some other health conditions can also lead to catarrhal gingivitis.
Symptoms of catarrhal gingivitis:
Catarrhal gingivitis is usually diagnosed by a series of symptoms. They include: gingival hemorrhage, itch, and pain. Gums usually start bleeding when you clean your teeth or eat solid food. These symptoms are usually accompanied by fever and general weakness. Gums affected by catarrhal gingivitis look shiny, swollen, and red. Even a slight touch is enough to cause gingival hemorrhage.
Treatment of catarrhal gingivitis:
Treatment of catarrhal gingivitis consists in elimination of the main cause of the disease. Moreover, it is necessary to treat pain, gingival hemorrhage, inflammation, and edema.
Some time ago the only method of treatment dentists could offer was cleaning of teeth
in order to remove various dental deposits. Nowadays various medicines, physiotherapy, and other methods can fight the disease in a short period of time. These methods are rather effective in case you turn for help in time. That is why it is not recommended to postpone treatment. The sooner you turn to a specialized dental clinic, the more effective the treatment will be.