Chapter 15:Clinical Examination: Gingival Assessment (Clinical Assessment…
Chapter 15:Clinical Examination: Gingival Assessment
Risk Factors for Gingival Assessment:
Reflection: Many people are at risk for gingival disease. I suffered from gingivitis prior to my knowledge on gingival disease
changes in hormone levels
Poor home care
Clinical Assessment Procedures
In clinic, we use all aspects of the clinical assessment procedure in order to determine whether the patient has healthy tissue or if it is inflammed. This includes Color, contour, consistency, texture, size, and bleeding.
Also called BOP.
Bleeding of the gingival sulcus is examined when probing the periodontal pocket.
Gingiva can be enlarged due to drugs or hormonal changes.
whether the attached gingiva is smooth or if their is stippling. Healthy Gingiva has stippling
Assessed by drying the attached gingiva
This measure the firmness of the gingiva
Examined by light pressure on the attached gingival.
Contour determines the shape of the gingiva, specifically the marginal gingiva, whether it is bulbous or tighly fills the embrasure space
Increase in vascular will make the gingiva red/inflamed.
Signs of inflammation can be seen if color appear unhealthy
Visually inspecting the gingiva for health.