Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums, or gingiva. It commonly occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria, accumulates on the teeth.
Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.
Gingivitis is a common type of periodontal disease.
Signs of gingivitis include red and puffy gums, that bleed easily when the person brushes their teeth.