How To Fix Gingivitis?

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Definition

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums (gingiva).


Alternative Names

Gum disease; Periodontal disease


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease involves inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues that support the teeth, including the gums, the periodontal ligaments, and the tooth sockets (alveolar bone).

Gingivitis is due to the long-term effects of plaque deposits. Plaque is a sticky material made of bacteria, mucus, and...

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