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How is gingivitis diagnosed?

Your dentist can diagnose gingivitis fairly easily by asking you to describe your symptoms and examining your teeth and gums. The dentist will look for plaque and tartar, and may notice bleeding or redness and swelling of the gums. If they are unable to determine the cause of your gingivitis, the dentist may refer you to a doctor for a medical checkup.

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