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For simple gingivitis, work with your dentist. A concerted effort between good home dental hygiene, including regular and correct brushing and flossing, and regular dental visits should be all that is required to treat and prevent gingivitis. Home remedies are key. If gingivitis continues despite the effort to prevent it, contact your doctor to investigate the possibility of an underlying illness.
Gingivitis can usually be managed at home with good dental hygiene. If gingivitis turns into the most severe periodontal infection, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), commonly referred to as trench mouth, treatment at a hospital may be required.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014
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