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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums (gingiva) caused by dental plaque that forms daily on the teeth. It can range from mild gingivitis, to more severe periodontitis, and finally acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, which can be life threatening.

What is it like to have Gingivitis?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Icy Hot Extra Strength
Amitriptyline, Zolpidem, Tramadol
L-Carnitine, Multivitamins, Rest
Clonazepam, Citalopram, Lorazepam
Individual Therapy, Citalopram, Duloxetine

What do patients take to treat Gingivitis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Ibupain, Buscofem, Tomaflex, Busco Ibuprofren)




(Members Mark Naproxen Sodium, Aleve Liquid Gels, Rite-Aid Naproxen Sodium, Good Sense Naproxen Sodium)


(Periogard, Andolex C Mouth)




These charts show data from Gingivitis patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Gingivitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 65 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 15 say Gingivitis is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 13
40s 20
50s 16
60s 3
70+ 1


Distribution of females vs. males

70% Females
30% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from Gingivitis patients who have completed their condition history
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