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[gingiva + -itis] Inflammation of the gums characterized by redness, swelling, and tendency to bleed. SYN: SEE: ulitis
ETIOLOGY Gingivitis may be local due to improper dental hygiene, poorly fitting dentures or appliances, or poor occlusion. It may accompany generalized stomatitis associated with mouth and upper respiratory infections. It may also occur in deficiency diseases such as scurvy, blood dyscrasias, or metallic poisoning.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Gingivitis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748099/all/gingivitis_gravidarum.
Gingivitis. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748099/all/gingivitis_gravidarum. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Gingivitis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748099/all/gingivitis_gravidarum
Gingivitis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 22]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748099/all/gingivitis_gravidarum.
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