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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with gingivitis

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
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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Compare treatments taken by people with gingivitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Back pain 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
None
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gingivitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gingivitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 9
40s 27
50s 23
60s 10
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

69% Female
31% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 45
Not Diagnosed 8

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