What is acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis?Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is a disease of periodontal tissues, characterized by destruction of the gum tissue at tooth’s necks, particularly in spaces between teeth. It can be extremely painful. Affected gums are yellow or white in the areas near tooth. Bleeding is also possible, specially if the zellowish white coat is removed from the gum surface. Potential accompanying symptoms are fever, bad breath and swollen lymph nodes. Read more
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What is aggressive periodontitis?
Do you have bleeding gums?A lot of people think, bleeding during brushing is normal, and that getting periodontal disease is just a part of getting older. Gum disease can start at a young age due to insufficient and improper hygiene. The first sign of early gum disease (gingivitis) is bleeding. The areas that are bleeding during brushing should be given further attention and should be well cleaned. If not, periodontal pockets will start to form with a time. Read more
What is periodontal disease?
What are aphthous ulcers?Aphthous ulcers are one of the most common diseases of oral mucosa. Ulcers are round or oval sores on the oral mucosa, they are shallow, surrounded with a red border and covered with yellowish coating of dead tissue. They can be very painful. You can predicts aphthous ulcer will develop in a day or two, when itching pain starts. Oral mucous is slightly swollen and red on the site where ulcer will occur. Read more
What is burning mouth syndrome?Burning mouth syndrome (glossalgia, stomatodynia, stomatopyrosis) is a burning pain in the mouth without visible pathological changes of oral mucosa. The patient may also complain about change in taste, bad mouth odor and dry mouth. The most commonly are affected women between 55 and 60 years of age. Burning pain often occurs at the tip of the tongue. In patients with dentures as well on the hard palate, lips and gums. It rarely occurs on cheek mucosa, floor of the mouth or throat. Read more
What is gum disease?
Inflammation of gums, such as gingivitis or periodontal disease represent infection of the gums, which may eventually lead to tooth loss. Bacteria from dental plaque reproduce and cause inflammation of gums. Over time, periodontal pockets are forming which are loosening teeth and in the late stages of disease, teeth can even fall out. Gums can be painful and they can bleed spontaneously or during brushing. There are several ways to facilitate such pain, but the most important thing is, to eliminate the cause of pain and not just to alleviate it. Bellow are described some techniques to alleviate the pain.Read more