What are Sore Gums?
Sore gums are actually gum disease with two main stages, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis: – It is an inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria in plaque. Its symptoms show redness and swelling of gums. It also bleeds while brushing. Bleeding is the normal and predictable symptom of gingivitis. When we get up in the morning we get a sticky feeling on our teeth, it is the plaque. A bacteria form a thin layer of plaque continuously on the tooth surfaces. It has to be removed everyday otherwise it ultimately gets harden into tartar or in other words calculus. Then it can be treated by your dentist only. Gingivitis can also occur in sensitive form commonly known as Vincents Infection. It is extremely painful ulcer at the gum edge. It occurs due to poor oral hygiene, smoking, stress, poor eating habits, etc. Periodontitis: – If underestimated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. Bacteria in tartar produce a wastes product that creates toxins and volatile sulphur compounds.