What is Gingivitis and Periodontitis?
Gingivitis is basically inflammation of the gums in response to an irritant. It can be mild, moderate or severe. All forms of gingivitis are generally reversible with improved oral hygiene and some interceptive treatment. The more advanced cases might require a gingivectomy, which is the surgical excision of the redundant tissue. Causes of gingivitis include lack of good oral hygiene, drug induced (side-effects), hormonal to name a few.