Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic gingivitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: James M Stephen, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Historical findings depend on whether the patient has chronic gingivitis or ANUG.

  • Chronic gingivitis

    • The most common complaint is bleeding gums. The patient usually notices this when toothbrushing or flossing.

    • Bleeding may be associated with eating, especially foods with a hard consistency, such as apples or crusted bread. These foods may rub against gums.

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