Gingivitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: James M Stephen, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is gingivitis?

What is the pathophysiology of gingivitis?

What is the prevalence of gingivitis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of gingivitis?

What is the morbidity associated with gingivitis?

What are the sexual predilections of gingivitis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of gingivitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic gingivitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic gingivitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG)?

What causes chronic gingivitis?

What are risk factors for gingivitis?

What is the role of medications in the etiology of gingivitis?

What causes acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG)?

What causes gingivitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Gingivitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of gingivitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of gingivitis?

Treatment

How is gingivitis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with gingivitis?

How is gingivitis prevented?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of gingivitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical anesthetics are used in the treatment of Gingivitis?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Gingivitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antiseptic are used in the treatment of Gingivitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Gingivitis?

Follow-up

What is included in long-term monitoring of gingivitis?

How is gingivitis prevented?

What are the possible complications of gingivitis?

What is the prognosis of gingivitis?

What is included in patient education about gingivitis?