Sumary of Fibrotic Gingiva: Seeing Healthy Tissue that is Actually Diseased:
- Radiographs show generalized mild to moderate horizontal bone loss, and probing depths are generally 2-4 millimeters with localized 5-millimeter pockets..
- It was then I realized that this patient had a mouthful of calculus hiding under a set of fibrotic gingiva, causing active periodontal disease..
- The point is, we’ve got to do some thorough digging (sometimes literally!) to make a proper periodontal diagnosis and treatment plan..
- We often look for little spicules or large ledges, but entirely miss the kind that comes hand in hand with fibrotic gingiva – the grainy sheets covering entire root surfaces, oh so easily escaping our notice….