Abstract

Key Highlights - Gingival inflammation is caused by bacterial plaque (dental biofilm) that accumulates daily on theteeth. 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 in developing countries associated with people with severe malnutrition or HIV/AIDS with low CD4T-cell counts.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditoreBMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Numero di pagine38
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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