Inflamed Gums

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth, and is caused by a build-up of plaque. Research reveals that the body and oral health is closely related. provides a possible solution for gum problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and periodontitis.

Causes of inflamed gums

Inflamed gums can be caused by bacteria in the plaque. Plaque is a combination of a soft and sticky and an almost invisible layer of protein and bacteria on your teeth. This can result in tartar. If you don’t do anything about this, more and more layers of tartar will develop. Without a good oral hygiene routine, your gums can start to bleed and even become infected. If too many layers of tartar have built up, you will not be able to remove them yourself, and will need to visit a dental professional. For this problem you should contact your dentist or dental hygienist. The inflammation is usually reversible, but when present chronically it can spread to the deeper bone tissue.

Some factors that strongly contribute to a higher risk of developing gingivitis:

  • Poor dental care
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Tooth alignment causing areas which to be hard to clean
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Medications including: steroids, certain types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives

Symptoms of gingivitis

Some symptoms that may indicate gingivitis:

  • Gums are bright red or purple
  • Gums bleed easily when brushing teeth or flossing
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Inflammation (swollen gums)
  • Receding gums
  • Soft gums

Effects of gingivits

Decay of the bone (periodontitis) is the greatest risk when it comes to chronically inflamed gums. Long-lasting gingivitis causing pockets to form in the gum. Plaque builds up within these pockets causing infections. If left untreated, the infection will cause teeth to become loose, resulting in bigger pockets. It is very important to treat these symptoms, at as early stage as possible, to prevent this occurring.

Chronically inflamed gums around implants can cause peri-implantitis. This causes damage to the attachment of the bone to the implant. If left untreated, peri-implantitis can cause implants to loosen.

Prevention

Gingivitis is preventable. A good oral hygiene routine is a great help. The first step is brushing your teeth thoroughly. Don’t forget to floss and rinse with bluem® mouthwash. Our products contribute to good oral hygiene. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice.

To treat these symptoms we advise you to use our oral gel. bluem® oral gel is unique because of the high level of active oxygen. Oxygen is important in every step as far as the 5 steps of the healing process of wounds are concerned. bluem® oral gel:

  • Normalises and controls harmful bacteria
  • Reduces and prevents inflammation
  • Accelerates the wound healing process

Note

Gum disease is usually painless, you may not even feel it. This is why it’s important to plan regular dental check-ups in addition to maintaining a good dental routine of brushing and flossing.

FAQs

What do healthy gums look like?

Healthy gums are pink, tight around your teeth and implants, and don’t bleed whilst brushing.

Bleeding gums, now what?

Bleeding gums mean that your oral health is in bad condition. Bleeding gums are often linked with sensitivity, redness and swelling and in some cases a bad taste in the mouth. Gingivitis is one of the possibilities. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for help.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. Without treatment it can result in periodontitis.