Gingivitis Review

Gingival Clinical Markers
Gingival Clinical Markers
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.
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Distribution of Gingivitis
Distribution of Gingivitis
Notation of gingival conditions is part of every intraoral examination.  Early recognition of gingival and periodontal infections prevents neglect of conditions that can develop into severe disease.
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Classification of Gingival Diseases
Classification of Gingival Diseases
Classification of gingival diseases is a significant part of an intraoral examination.  A patient’s diagnosis and treatment rely on proper classification of gingival diseases.
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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).