Definition of gingivitis in English:


Syllabification: gin·gi·vi·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌjinjəˈvītis


  • Inflammation of the gums.
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    • Other oral conditions including dental abscesses, caries, gingivitis and oral ulceration (herpetic or bacterial) may occur.
    • A common periodontal disease is gingivitis - inflammation of the gums characterized by redness, swelling, and sometimes bleeding.
    • Acute ulcerative gingivitis (Vincent's disease) results from severe infection of the gums and is extremely painful.

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