Category: Periodontal

Gingivitis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Gingivitis is a reversible form of inflammation of the gingiva. It is a mild form of periodontal disease. Classification includes:

Not plaque-induced (acute necrotizing gingivitis, Vincent disease, denture-related)
Modified by systemic factors (e.g., pregnancy, HIV, diabetes, leukemia)
Modified by medications (antihypertensives, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, hormones)
Modified by malnutrition (vitamin deficiencies)
System(s) affected: Gastrointestinal
Synonym(s): Mild periodontal disease;
Gum disease