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Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Overview

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque and bacteria accumulation.

Review Date 2/23/2017

Updated by: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.