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Gingival-periodontal index

Gingival-Periodontal Index n.
Abbr. GPI
An index of gingivitis, gingival irritation, and advanced periodontal disease.


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    gingival sulcus n. The narrow space or groove between the surface of the tooth and the free gingiva. Also called gingival crevice, subgingival space.

  • Gingivectomy

    [jin-juh-vek-tuh-mee] /ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvɛk tə mi/ noun, plural gingivectomies. Dentistry. 1. surgical removal of gum tissue. gingivectomy gin·gi·vec·to·my (jĭn’jə-věk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of gum tissue. Also called gum resection.

  • Gingivitis

    [jin-juh-vahy-tis] /ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvaɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the gums. /ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs/ noun 1. inflammation of the gums n. 1874, from Latin gingiva “gums” + -itis. gingivitis gin·gi·vi·tis (jĭn’jə-vī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling. gingivitis (jĭn’jə-vī’tĭs) Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.

  • Gingivo-

    gingivo- or gingiv- pref. Gingiva: gingivoplasty.

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