The bleeding of the gums in both children and adults is a witness who jumps to announce that something is happening in the tissue supporting the teeth.
The main cause of the appearance of gum problems or gingivitis in early ages is the accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth and gums, mainly when there is no dental hygiene. If the plaque is not removed, inflammation occurs in the gum and as a result of it, the retraction of the same. That is why it is essential that children have good and proper dental hygiene habits.
There are symptoms that leave no doubt about gingivitis in children. A child may have gingivitis when it presents:
- Inflammation and redness of the gums.
- Pain in the teeth
- Bleeding when eating and brushing teeth
- Sensation of the gums move and the teeth are separated.
- Abscesses in the gums, in some cases.
TREATMENT OF CHILD GINGIVITIS:
The treatment of infant gingivitis consists of: creating a healthy oral environment. Or what is the same, that the patient acquires good oral hygiene habits to achieve maintaining that environment in good condition. It is divided into 2 phases:
– Dental hygiene in your dentist to eliminate bacterial plaque.
– Elimination of retentive and / or irritating elements.
– Oral hygiene control.
– Periodic visits to the dental clinic every 6 or 12 months.
PREVENTION OF CHILD GINGIVITIS:
To prevent childhood gingivitis, in addition to monitoring and teaching children to have good oral hygiene, it is essential that parents take their children to a regular dentist checkup from birth. The child’s first visit to the dentist or pediatric dentist should be around the first year of age and the time when all of his primary teeth are visible (before 2 and a half years or 3 years). Children who are taught to brush their teeth and clean their gums every day will be more comfortable in visits to the dentist.
OTHER BASIC PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO HELP THE CHILD TO HAVE A GOOD BODY HEALTH:
Establish regular visits to the dentist, for check-ups, evaluations and cleanings.