Overview

Gingivitis is an infection of the gums. If left untreated, it can become a more severe infection known as periodontitis. The American Dental Association (ADA) states that gingivitis and periodontitis are the major causes of tooth loss in adults. O[read article]

Tests for Gingivitis

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Dental Examination
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Oral Examination
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Oral Diagnostic Probing
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Dental X-rays are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays involve using low levels of radiation to capture images of ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Gingivitis

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Dental Scaling
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Prescribed Medications for Gingivitis

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PENICILLIN G (pen i SILL in G) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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SODIUM FLUORIDE (SOE dee um FLOOR ide) gel is used to prevent tooth decay. It also helps to decrease sensitivity of the teeth.  More
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ERYTHROMYCIN (er ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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CLINDAMYCIN (KLIN da MYE sin) is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CHLORHEXIDINE (klor HEX i deen) is used as a skin wound cleanser and a general skin cleanser. This medicine is also used as a surgical hand scrub and to cleanse the...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Gingivitis

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SODIUM FLUORIDE (SOE dee um FLOOR ide) gel is used to prevent tooth decay. It also helps to decrease sensitivity of the teeth.  More
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CHLORHEXIDINE (klor HEX i deen) is used as a skin wound cleanser and a general skin cleanser. This medicine is also used as a surgical hand scrub and to cleanse the...  More
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Self Care for Gingivitis

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Flossing of Teeth
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Toothbrushing
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Dental Prophylaxis
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