Flashcards in Gingivitis Deck (12):
what are some common clinical changes from health to gingivitis> (Color, Contour, COnsistency, Bleeding, Exudate, Sulcus temp..)
-Color: Coral pink to red
-Contour: Edema blunts marginal tissue leading to loss of knife edge adaptation.
-Consistency: Tissue soft with pitting edema
What are the signs of gingivitis?
-Presence of dental plaque
-No loss of attachment
-Reversibility on removal of plaque
What are some local contributing factors of gingivitis?
-Presence of appliances
What are the effects of puberty on gingivitis?
-Increased effect of steroid hormones.
-Increased inflammation in presence of small amounts of plaque.
-Modified further by local factors (caries, appliances)
What are the characteristics of Pyogenic Granuloma?
-Solitary capillary haemangioma.
-Painless mushroom like mass
-Arises from gingival margin or interproximal space.
-Happens in small amount of pregnant women and disappears post partum.
What are some drugs that cause drug-induced gingival enlargements?
-Calcium channel blockers.
With diabetes, gingivitis is best treated how?
Control of diabetes is better than plaque control.
What are some oral manifestations of leukemia associated gingivitis?
Linear gingival erythema is associated with what?
What is hereditary gingival fibromatosis?
Slowly growing genetic overgrowth of gingiva.
-Dense and fibrotic CT.
What is the 0, 1, 2, 3 Gingival index?
1: Mild inflammation
2: Moderate inflammation
3: Severe inflammation