Gingival Index

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Gin·gi·val In·dex (GI),

(jin'ji-văl in'deks),
A measure of periodontal disease based on the severity and location of the lesion.

Gin·gi·val In·dex

(GI) (jin'ji-văl in'deks)
Measurement of periodontal disease based on the severity and location of the lesion.

Gin·gi·val In·dex

(GI) (jin'ji-văl in'deks)
A measure of periodontal disease based on severity and location of the lesion.


pertaining to or emanating from the gum.

gingival hypertrophy, gingival hyperplasia
general or local gum overgrowth which may be severe enough to cover the crowns of the teeth and prevent the mouth from being closed. Common only in dogs. May be localized to one or several teeth, resulting in discrete, tumorlike masses (epulis), or diffuse, affecting the gums at all teeth locations. The latter form is familial in Boxer dogs and inherited as a recessive trait in Swedish silver foxes.
gingival index
a graded assessment of gingival health used in periodontal charting.
gingival pocket
see periodontal pocket.
gingival recession
the free gingival margin may recede towards the tooth root in association with resorption of alveolar and supporting bone in periodontal disease in dogs and cats. The cemento-enamel junction and root surface become exposed contributing to progression of dental disease.
gingival vascular hamartoma
rare congenital vascular anomaly on the gums of calves; lobulated masses covered with mucosa but may be traumatized; consist of vascular channels.
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Descriptive statistics for gingival index scores in a group of 35- to 70-year-olds residing in Puerto Rico, in all, by gender, and by age group (1) Age Group All N Mean [+ or -] SD Median (Q1-Q3) 35-45 ** years 126 1.
16 The paste containing antibacterial agent may be responsible for significant reduction of plaque index, gingival Index and bleeding on probing.
The Gingival Index, the Plaque Index and the Retention Index Systems.
Table 1: Mean Gingival Index of Test group and Control group Original tables: Gl Group N Minimum Maximum Mean std.
Each group was evaluated 3 years after having placed the retainers, to determine the accumulation of plaque and calculus and gingival inflammation along the gingival margin of incisors and mandibular canines, based on Loe's plaque index and gingival index, as well as Ramfjord's calculus index.
6 (b,c) level (Mean [+ or -] SD) Bleeding on probing 33 [+ or -] 25 (b,c) (% positive) Gingival index 39 [+ or -] 30 (b,c) (% positive) Periodontitis Parameter/Diagnosis Moderate No.
Pre and post-operative plaque Index (PI) and gingival index (GI) were assessed to know the severity of inflammation following the standard procedures (24,25).
For the periodontal assessment; plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), probing pocket depth (PPD), attachment level (AL), and bleeding on probing (BOP) measurements were evaluated.
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79% percentage decrease of Gingival Index (GI), Plaque Index (PI), Clinical Attachment Level (CAL) and Probing Depth (PD) from baseline to 4th month respectively.
Oral examination was carried out by two calibrated dentists with Michigan O probe with William's markings and Gingival Index, Plaque index, Periodontal Pocket Depths, Gingival recession was recorded from each participant.
Following clinical parameters and radiographical measurements were recorded at baseline and 6 months after treatment: plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), probing depth (PD), gingival recession (GR), clinical attachment level (CAL), vertical bone loss, depth of defect and defect angle.