Gingivitis Topic Guide
Gingivitis: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth. Gingivitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the gums. Symptoms may include pain, redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. Treatment includes good dental hygiene and regular dental visits.
When to Visit the Dentist Most symptoms and problems that occur with your mouth, teeth, and gums are not emergencies and usually can wait for an appointment with your dentist. Urgent dental problems include: