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Around 95% of people have some form of gingival inflammation, which could suggest that gingivitis is essentially a normal state.2 However, the prevalence of gingivitis has previously been hard to pin down because its classification varies so widely.

This variation led to a new classification of periodontal disease proposed in 2017 by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).



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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.