noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the gums.
- 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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