Meaning of gingivitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvʌɪtɪs/

Translate gingivitis into Spanish


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the gums.

    ‘Other oral conditions including dental abscesses, caries, gingivitis and oral ulceration (herpetic or bacterial) may occur.’
    • ‘A common periodontal disease is gingivitis - inflammation of the gums characterized by redness, swelling, and sometimes bleeding.’
    • ‘Acute ulcerative gingivitis (Vincent's disease) results from severe infection of the gums and is extremely painful.’
    • ‘Gum bleeding is usually caused by gingivitis which is inflammation of the gum margin around the necks of the teeth.’
    • ‘This early stage of the disease is called gingivitis.’