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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Gingivitis
Gum disease (periodontal disease) occurs when plaque is allowed to build up on the teeth and the gums, also called the gingiva. Gingivitis causes red, swollen gums that bleed easily when brushed. It is a type of gum disease that can be reversed.
Current as of:
June 30, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineJoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: June 30, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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