A thorough examination of the gingiva includes evaluation of color, size, shape (form or contour), consistency, surface texture, position of the gingival margin and junctional epithelium, mucogingival junctions, bleeding and exudate.
The Gingivitis Review was originally authored by George W. Greco, DDS, MS.
In 2016, Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd, Professor Emerita of Dental Hygiene at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash, revised the Gingivitis Review and added new content to reflect the Classification System for Periodontal Diseases and Conditions (Armitage et al., Ann Periodontol, 1999).
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