People complain of painful mouths due
to a lack of dental health services.
Some people only see a dentist when
their oral problem has gone worse.
Individuals need to prioritize oral care.
A non-destructive type of gum disorder
that can be treated.
A destructive type which will affect the
total health of the person over a long
Bleeding in gums during tooth brushing
Change in gum color from pink to purple
or dull red
Bright red / purplish gums
Tender, puffy gums
Receding gums, so teeth look longer than
Bigger spaces between teeth
Pus between teeth & gums
Bad taste in the mouth
Change in bite
Seek immediate dental care to obtain
better chances of reversing gingivitis &
Improve oral hygiene.
Ask a dentist to check the oral cavity
Do not neglect treatment so this
condition will not advance to
Get teeth scaling to scrape tartar from
above & below the gum line.
Obtain root planning to smoothen the root
surfaces of the teeth.
For persistent deep periodontal pockets &
non-stop infection, periodontal surgery may
Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.
Replace toothbrushes every 1 - 3 months.
Use floss or an inter-dental cleaner.
Eat a well-balanced diet & limit snacking.
Visit dentist for regular teeth cleaning & oral
If you smoke, you may be asked to quit.
Gum disease is more severe in smokers.
Get in touch with Dr Terry Gomez, DDS for
periodontal disease treatment