This inflammatory condition of the gums is quite frequent, being a manifestation of periodontitis or periodontal disease, which is a serious condition that causes the loss of teeth.
Gingivitis, in addition to causing inflammation in the parts of the gums that are around the teeth, it causes irritation, redness, and constant discomfort. If left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis.
Poor oral hygiene usually causes this disease, since it promotes the growth of dental plaque, which when accumulated transforms into tartar, which is a solid and resistant barrier that protects bacteria and can only be eliminated through a professional dental cleaning.
The plaque accumulated and defended by tartar significantly irritates the gums, causing inflammation and bleeding, giving rise to the development of periodontitis that causes the loss of teeth.
The best way to prevent and cure gingivitis is to have a good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing after every meal, in addition to visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleaning if necessary.