Trench mouth, also called Vincent's disease, is a suddenly developing (acute) complication of gingivitis.
It is estimated that 9-17 percent of children between the ages of three and 11 years have gingivitis.
These major oral health problems are plaque, tartar, gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth decay.
Prompt attention to gingivitis can prevent it from progressing to more serious periodontal diseases.
A number of distinct forms of periodontal disease are known, including gingivitis, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, adult periodontitis, and localized juvenile periodontitis.
More boys than girls have gingivitis, probably because girls have better oral hygiene habits than boys, rather than because of any physiological differences.
Periodontitis, also called pyorrhea, is a condition in which gingivitis has extended down around the tooth and into the supporting bone structure.
This form of gingivitis is characterized by painful, bleeding gums, and death (necrosis) and erosion of gums between the teeth.
Administering the needed vitamins and improving diet treats gingivitis caused by poor nutrition or vitamin deficiencies.
Gingivitis can be aggravated by hormones and may temporarily worsen during puberty and pregnancy.