DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for gingivitis

Gingivitis [DOID:3087]

Gingivitis ("inflammation of the gum tissue") is a term used to describe non-destructive periodontal disease. The most common form of gingivitis is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis, and is the most common form of periodontal disease. In the absence of treatment, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, which is a destructive form of periodontal disease.

Synonyms:  gingivitis,  DOID:3087,  Gingivitis (disorder),  Gingivitis NOS,  acute gingivitis ...