Gingivitis – can be best described as a bacterial infection of the gingival tissue caused by plaque (biofilm) at the gingival margin. Dental plaque-induced gingival diseases are characterized as gingivitis associated with dental plaque only with or without other local contributing factors. Local contributing factors may include:
These factors do not cause gingivitis but act as plaque/biofilm traps that make oral hygiene techniques more difficult and less effective.
Gingivitis presents as:
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