Gingival classification is a significant part of an intraoral examination. A patient's diagnosis and treatment rely on proper gingival classification.
Notation of gingival conditions are part of every intraoral examination. Early recognition of gingival and periodontal infections prevents neglect of conditions that can develop into severe disease.
Accurate gingival description is key to appropriate diagnosis and therapy. This interactive article clearly presents the three C's of gingival description: color, contour, and consistency.
Gingivitis Review authored by George W. Greco, DDS, MS,
Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry.