gingivitis


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gin·gi·vi·tis

 (jĭn′jə-vī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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gingivitis

(ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the gums
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gin•gi•vi•tis

(ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the gums.
[1870–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gingivitis - inflammation of the gums
periodontal disease, periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
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Translations

gingivitis

[ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs] Ngingivitis f
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gingivitis

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gin·gi·vi·tis

n. gingivitis, infl. de las encías.
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gingivitis

n gingivitis f; acute necrotizing ulcerative — gingivitis ulcerativa necrotizante aguda
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References in periodicals archive ?
* Pregnancy: Up to 75 percent of all pregnant women have gingivitis. During pregnancy, hormonal changes make your mouth more susceptible to gingivitis.
The medical name for this is gingivitis. Its main cause is poor dental hygiene, but it can also be caused by injuring the gum, or rough or mismatched teeth.
Category market share leader Listerine, which once promoted its products as killing the germs that cause bad breath, now emphasizes the efficacy of its products against the germs associated with such more serious conditions as gingivitis.
The 12-year-old cat suffers from gingivitis, an illness which affects animals as well as humans.
The toothpaste also protects against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, fresh breath and whitening.
Indices for bacterial dental plaque and gingivitis were recorded for 8 children by both examiners.
You may have heard about the link between gum disease and heart disease--how the chronic inflammation associated with gum disease (gingivitis) raises the risk of heart attack and other cardiac problems.
Various herpes viruses and Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium that causes gingivitis, are major contenders.