By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD
Gingivitis or gum disease describes both the early stages of gum inflammation as well as more severe gum involvement such as periodontitis and acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG). Early management of gingivitis is more successful at reducing the risk of complications compared with treatment initiated in later stages of disease.
Outline of gingivitis treatment
Reviewed by Sally Robertson, BSc