Not plaque-induced (bac...
Gingival erythema, edema, and bleeding
Gingiva is tender to touch but otherwise painless.
Bleeding of gingiva when brushing, flossing, or eating
Inquire about HIV risk, pregnancy, nutrit...
Stop any contributing medications.
Remove irritating factors (plaque, calculus, faulty dental restorations, or partial dentures).
Good oral hygiene (see “General Prevention”)
Well-balanced diet that includes fru...
James P, Worthington HV, Parnell C, et al. Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;(3):CD008676. [View Abstr...
Dental Infection; Glossitis
Algorithm: Bleeding Gums
K05.10 Chronic gingivitis, plaque induced
K05.11 Chronic gingivitis, non-plaque induced
K05.00 Acute gingivitis, plaque induced
K05.01 Acute gingivitis, non-plaque induced
A69.1 Other Vincent’s...
Gingivitis may be prevented and treated with regular dental cleanings, good oral hygiene, and use of certain mouth rinses including chlorhexidine.
Untreated, gingivitis may progress to ...
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