1. gingivitis

noun. inflammation of the gums.


  • periodontitis


  • -itis (English)
  • gingiva (English)
  • gingiva (Latin)

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Sentences with gingivitis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Rather than a sign that the rawhide is damaging his gums, the bleeding is often a symptom of gingivitis or periodontal disease.

2. Adverb
If you catch gingivitis early, your doctor should be able to treat it in one office visit, although your gums may still be sore for up to two weeks 2.

3. Verb, base form
Sucking on or chewing honey may seem to be counterintuitive for gum and root health because sugary and sticky substances convert bacteria into plaque, which can lead to gingivitis, periodontitis, cavities and tooth abscesses.