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gingivitis


A dry mouth increases the risk of gingivitis.
  inflammation of the gums
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Also called gum disease.  An advanced stage of gingivitis is called periodontal disease.

Word Suffix:  Note that "itis" means "inflammation of".
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Associated words [difficulty]:   gingivitis , plaque [2] , tartar [5] , herpes simplex [8] , canker sore [9] , cold sore [9]
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