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Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Overview

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

Update Date 2/22/2016

Updated by: Michael Kapner, DDS, general and aesthetic dentistry, Norwalk Medical Center, Norwalk, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.