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Gingivitis (cont.)

Gingivitis Diagnosis

Gingivitis is a clinical diagnosis. This means that the physician or dentist can arrive at the diagnosis by listening to the person's medical and dental history and performing an oral exam. Blood work, X-rays, and tissue samples may be checked for those not responding to initial therapy. The person should, however, be evaluated for underlying disease.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014

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Gingivitis is an inflammatory process limited to the mucosal epithelial tissue surrounding the cervical portion of the teeth and the alveolar processes.

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