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Is gingivitis contagious can I catch it of another person?

Is gingivitis contagious can I catch it of another person?

Not normally: Gingivitis is not normally contagious, but if there are some other causes of the inflammation, then anything is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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How early can you get gingivitis? 40's? 50's?

IF you have teeth: Young children to elderly can get gingivitis any time oral hygiene is inadequate. It is simply inflamation in the gums. If you mean periodontitis then it usually comes later but it is preventable with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Is gingivitis hereditary?

Is gingivitis hereditary?

Bacteria causes it.: Gingivitis is inflammation of the soft gum tissue, the diagnosis implies that the bone that supports the teeth is not affected. Like some other conditions, you may inherit a tendency toward gingivitis, but you cannot not inherit the condition. It is caused by germs accumulating at the gum line. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis symptoms: Gingivitis is a form of gum disease, involving infection and inflammation of tissues surrounding teeth. It is usually painless, with subtle symptoms in the early stages. The first sign of gingivitis that most people notice is bleeding gums during tooth brushing. Other symptoms include redness, tenderness, or puffiness of the gums. Loose teeth and abscesses can indicate more advanced gum disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gingivitis?

What are the tests for gingivitis?

See a periodontist: You are best seeing a dentist who can examine you and evaluate your gum condition. Signs of gingivitis are sometimes swollen gums and/or bleeding gums also possible bad breath from food particles, plaque or acid products it is easy to treat in its early stage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Gums that have areas of red rather than pink, that bleed easily when flossing or brushing and gums that may look swollen or larger than normal. See your dentist for a check up as it is easily cured with a cleaning and good homecare. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Earliest stage of gum disease. Readily treatable early. If allowed to progress will become exceedingly more difficult and expensive to treat. So don't wait. Call your dentist now! your dentist will help you or refer you on to a gum specialist, a periodontist. Again, don't wait. ...Read more

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Wondering what the symptoms of gingivitis are?

Gum bleeding: Gingivitis, by definition, is infllammation of gingiva (gum tissue). Inflammation can be defined as localized pooling of fluids, i.e., bacteria, bacterial product, and host factors. Thus the symptoms are bleeding gum, swollen gum with round bulbous margin. Gum tissue changes includes color (light pink to red due to vascular genesis) and texture (flat to swollen, round, bulbous). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms/solutions for gingivitis?

Bleeding gums.: If your gums bleed when you brush, floss or "poke" with a toothpic between your teeth you probably have gingivits, or worse...Periodontitis. See a dentist right away to assess the need for treatment. Could be simple, or quite complex. ...Read more

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I have gingivitis but i'm not sure, what do I do?

See Your Dentist: Well my first question for you would be who told you you had gingivitis? If it were your dentist or hygienist, you should already have an answer to your question? Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth that usually bleeds easily, can be tender but often is not, and is usually caused by improper removal of plaque, bacteria and food debris from the tooth surfaces and gums. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more