It is recommended that a dental hygienist or dentist be seen after the signs of gingivitis appear.
A dental hygienist or dentist will check for the symptoms of gingivitis, and may also examine the amount of plaque in the oral cavity.
A dental hygienist or dentist will also look for signs of periodontitis using X-rays or periodontal probing as well as other methods.
Hypervitaminosis A, otherwise known as excess Vitamin A in the diet, has also been linked to gingivitis in cats and dogs.
Whether this is applicable to humans remains unclear.
If gingivitis is not responsive to treatment, referral to a periodontist (a specialist in diseases of the gingiva and bone around teeth and dental implants) for further treatment may be necessary.
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