Gingival description

  1. Color:
    1. Pink
    2. Erythematous
    3. Cyanotic
    4. Physiological pigmentation
  2. Contour:
    1. Gingival margin:
      1. Knife-edge margins (flat and closely adapted)
      2. Bulbous
      3. Receded (shrunk away from CEJ)
      4. Rolled (same as festooned)
      5. Scalloped
    2. Interdental papilla:
      1. Pyramidal
      2. Bulbous
      3. Blunted
      4. Cratered (NUG diseases)
  3. Consistency:
    1. Firm (resilient)
    2. Spongy (edematous, soft)
    3. Retractable (flaccid) (moves away from tooth when air is sprayed)
    4. Glazed/shiny
    5. Fibrotic (appears firm and snug to the tooth)
    6. Friable (delicate, crumbling appreance)
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