Gingivitis

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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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Gingivitis and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin, Finalogon Capsicum, Zostrix) 1 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex, Celecox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Gingivitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Gingivitis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Dry mouth 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Back pain 2 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
None
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Headaches Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin, Finalogon Capsicum, Zostrix) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex, Celecox)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Gingivitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Gingivitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 12
40s 21
50s 16
60s 4
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

64% Females
36% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 34
Not Diagnosed 8

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