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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We also observed significant positive correlations for the differences between the baseline and end of study values of plaque index, gingival index, bleeding on probing and total cholesterol and LDL levels.
The results demonstrated significant improvement of pocket depths, clinical attachment levels, modified gingival index, and bleeding on probing.
Sucular debridement is the removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pockets to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility.
The gingival index (GI) varied from 1 to 2 maximum.