Childhood Gingivitis

Gingivitis attacks children too

Many people are under the impression that periodontal disease is an adult problem, but studies indicate that gingivitis (the first stage of periodontal disease) is not the case. It is nearly a universal problem among children and adolescents. Gingivitis is preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing, and professional dental care.
The next level of gingivitis, localized aggressive periodontitis, can affect young healthy children. It is found in teenagers and young adults and mainly affects the first molars and incisors and it is characterized by the severe loss of alveolar bone. Generalized Aggressive periodontitis may begin around puberty and involve the entire mouth. It is marked by inflammation of the gums and heavy accumulations of plaque and calculus. Eventually it can cause the teeth to become loose.
Stop this disease early
Jamboree Dentistry specializes in this gum disease and finds that children with type one diabetes, Down syndrome, and Papillon-Lefevre syndrome are highly susceptible. Please make a preventative appointment today.