Gingival pigmentation index proposal of a new index with a brief review of current indices



Peeran SW, Ramalingam K, Peeran SA, Altaher OB, Alsaid FM, Mugrabi MH.


Eur J Dent. 2014 Apr;8(2):287-290. doi: 10.4103/1305-7456.130640.


Cosmetic expectations have increased with time and current trends speak volumes about gingival esthetics and smile designing. Gingival pigmentation especially on the labial aspect of anterior teeth has become an important component of general esthetics. Various physiologic and pathologic factors cause gingival pigmentation. The existing indices do not deal with the etiology, extent and severity of gingival pigmentation. Hence, we propose a new classification and index for gingival pigmentation to assess the treatment needs for the patient.

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Link/DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.130640