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 flossing, and/or the use of electronic tooth-cleaning equipment. Antiseptic mouthwashes may also be recommended. There are more serious forms of gingivitis including acute necrotizing u;cerative, acute membranous, fusospirillary, fusospirochetal, phagadenic, ulcerative, and Vincent’s.