Ailments & Conditions

Linear Gingival Erythema – An Overview

Overview of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild type of periodontal disease, often known as gum disease. It is a common health issue that leads to swelling, redness, and irritation of the gingiva, the gum area around the teeth’s base. If left untreated, gingivitis may result in more serious complications, especially tooth loss and periodontitis. Therefore, it is important to get medical attention and receive proper treatments as soon as possible. Poor oral hygiene is the most common trigger of gingivitis. To reduce the risk, you should take care of your dental health by brushing and flossing regularly and getting dental checkups. [1]