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Gingivitis (cont.)

Gingivitis Prognosis

Most cases of simple gingivitis can be managed and cured simply with good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments. With severe gingivitis, gum recession can require surgical repair.

Chronic gingivitis and periodontitis are felt by medical scientists to be risk factors for the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

REFERENCE:

Humes, H. David, et al. Kelley's Textbook of Internal Medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014

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