Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde vol:109 issue:11 pages:419-21
Gingivitis is a symptom revealing an underlying pathology, mostly due to a bacterial accumulation. This explains why for dentists gingivitis is often synonymous of a plaque-related gingivitis. This is a dangerous simplification since it can be due to very different etiologies, which evidently imply very different treatments. This paper illustrates the most frequent causes, not only encountered by the periodontologist, but also by the general practitioner, such as erosive lichen planus, herpes, Candida and radiotherapy.