Gum disease (periodontal disease) occurs when plaque is allowed to build up on the teeth and the gums, also called the gingiva. Gingivitis causes red, swollen gums that bleed easily when brushed. It is a type of gum disease that can be reversed.
Current as of:
October 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine