Abstract

Gingival inflammation is caused by bacterial plaque (dental biofilm) that accumulates daily onthe teeth.Results in redness, slight swelling, or "puffiness" of the gums and bleeding on tooth brushing.Treatment involves thorough professional tooth cleaning and effective daily removal of dentalplaque by tooth brushing and cleaning between the teeth.Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG) is a more serious condition that is mainly found indeveloping countries associated with people with severe malnutrition or HIV/AIDS with lowCD4 T-cell counts.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditoreBMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Numero di pagine20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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Campisi, G., & Pizzo, G. (2014). Gingivitis. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.