Gingival Clinical Markers
Spongy Gingiva

Spongy Gingiva

Consistency – The consistency of the gingiva varies on the degree of health, density, and firmness of the tissue.

Spongy Gingiva – The gingival tissue is swollen, dents easily and bleeds readily upon probing:

  • Gingiva is soft, erythematous and flaccid
  • Tissue is not resilient to compression

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