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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Gin·gi·val In·dex

(GI) (jin'ji-văl in'deks)
Measurement of periodontal disease based on the severity and location of the lesion.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Gin·gi·val In·dex

(GI) (jin'ji-văl in'deks)
A measure of periodontal disease based on severity and location of the lesion.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The present investigation did not demonstrate significant correlation between either the Gingival Index or the Bleeding on Probing with the platelet count in patients with leukemia.
The gingiva was slightly or moderately inflamed in all our patients, and the gingival index did not correlate with the plaque index.
The primary purpose of this study was to find the effect of messaging instruction on plaque index (PI), bleeding index (BI) and Modified gingival index (MGI) score in a group of orthodontic patients and compare these scores with controls.
Plaque Index Gingival Index [Mean [+ or -] SD [Mean [+ or -] SD (range)] (range)] Mild Periodontitis 0.40 [+ or -] 1.16 0.69 [+ or -] 0.18 (0.04-0.76) (0.00-1.00) Moderate Periodontitis 0.51 [+ or -] 0.30 0.71 [+ or -] 1.16 (0.00-1.00) (0.00-1.00) Severe Periodontitis 0.49 [+ or -] 0.36 0.73 [+ or -] 0.15 (0.00-1.00) (0.00-1.00) SD = Standard Deviation.
The association between visible biofilm and gingival bleeding was significant (p=0.01), except when BF1 was associated with the gingival index (p=0.08).
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.
An interesting finding is that HIV-positive patients with moderate or severe immunosuppression ([CD.sub.4] < 500 cells/uL) showed a significant positive correlation of [CD.sub.4] count to modified gingival index and bleeding index.
The radiographic examination and clinical periodontal assessments, including the gingival index (GI), (17) plaque index (PI), (18) probing depth (PD) and clinical attachment level (CAL) were performed at the baseline and the end of experiment.