Gingival disorders NEC

What is Gingival Disorders NEC?

Gingival disorders NEC is a type of gum, or periodontal, disorder. It is a result of an inflammatory response to plaque bacteria in the gums.

While the cause of this disorder is still unknown, there are certain factors that are known to increase the risk of developing it, such as smoking, poor dental hygiene, diseases that cause immunosuppression, and specific medications.

Symptoms of Gingival Disorders NEC

Common symptoms of gingival disorders NEC include:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful gums

Treatment of Gingival Disorders NEC

The treatment of gingival disorders NEC depends on the severity of the condition. Treatment may include:

  • Cleaning the teeth and gums to remove plaque bacteria
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Surgery to repair gum recession or other damage
  • Laser therapy to reduce inflammation
  • Medicated toothpaste, mouthwash, or ointments
  • Proper oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing twice a day

Risk Factors of Gingival Disorders NEC

The following factors may increase the risk of developing gingival disorders NEC:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Smoking or using other forms of tobacco
  • Having a weakened immune system
  • Specific diseases, such as diabetes
  • Taking certain medications, such as anticonvulsants or antibiotics

It is important to follow the advice of your dentist and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. If you think you may have gingival disorders NEC, see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment.