GINGIVITIS

Inflammation of the gum, usually as a result of plaque accumulation.

Clinical features

  • Gingival redness and swelling
  • Increased tendency of the gingiva to bleed on gentle probing, during tooth brushing or even on touch

MANAGEMENT

  • Dental check up
  • Scaling and polishing
  • See following sections for specific types of gingivitis

Prevention

    • Proper oral hygiene