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Gingivitis

Also called: gum inflammation


A form of gum disease that causes inflamed gums.

Very common

More than 10 million cases per year (India)


Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
The cause is poor oral hygiene. Untreated gingivitis can lead to tooth loss
and other serious conditions.
Symptoms include gums that are swollen, puffy, receding, sometimes
tender or that bleed easily.
Treatment involves a professional cleaning as well as oral rinses.

Ages affected
0-2
3-5
6-13
14-18
19-40
41-60
60+

Symptoms
Usually self-diagnosable

Symptoms include gums that are swollen, puffy, receding, sometimes


tender or that bleed easily.

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People may experience:

Mouth: bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, receding gums, tooth
loss, toothache, or ulcers
Also common: bleeding, dental plaque, plaque, redness, or swelling

Consult a doctor for medical advice


Note: The information you see describes what usually happens with a medical condition, but
doesn't apply to everyone. This information isn't medical advice, so make sure that you
contact a health care provider if you have a medical problem. If you think you may have a
medical emergency, call your doctor or a emergency number immediately.

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