gingivosis

SYN: chronic desquamative gingivitis.

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gin·gi·vo·sis (jin″jĭ-voґsis) chronic desquamative gingivitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Gingivitis — Gum disease with inflammation of the gums. On inspection, the gums will appear red and puffy, and will usually bleed during tooth brushing or dental examination. Treatment is by improved cleaning, with more frequent and longer brushing and… …   Medical dictionary

  • desquamative gingivitis — an inflammatory condition characterized by tendency of the surface epithelium of the gingivae to desquamate. Chronic desquamative gingivitis is called also gingivosis …   Medical dictionary

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