On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses the two major categories of gingivitis as are defined by the 2017 AAP classification system.
“Gingivitis is a reversible disease process of the periodontium meaning the expectation now is for us as clinicians to see gingivitis as a disease process, albeit reversible.”
“We can also classify gingival diseases as being non dental biofilm induced, and this is the tough one for hygienists because we absolutely love the kind of inflammation in which our mechanized scalars or our hands scalars can get in there and clear out that inflammatory process.”
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Chapple ILC, MealeyBL, et al. Periodontal health and gingival diseases and conditions on anintact and a reduced periodontium: Consensus report of workgroup 1 of the 2017 WorldWorkshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions.JPeriodontol.2018;89 (Suppl 1): S74-S84