The Correlation between Desquamative Gingivitis Associated-Diseases and Plaque-Induced Periodontal Disease

  • Lim, Hyun-Dae (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Kang, Jin-Kyu (Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Wonkwang University Daejeon Dental Hospital) ;
  • Lee, You-Mee (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Shim, Young-Joo (Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Wonkwang University Daejeon Dental Hospital)
  • Received : 2015.11.19
  • Accepted : 2015.12.02
  • Published : 2015.12.30


Desquamative gingivitis (DG) is a gingival manifestation of systemic mucocutaneous disorders such as mucous membrane pemphigoid, oral lichen planus, and pemphigus vulgaris. The lesion is very painful, so affects the patient's ability to do proper oral hygiene practices. This may be a potential risk factor for long-term periodontal health. However, there is some controversy about the relationship between the existence of DG and periodontal status. Although the correlation between DG-associated diseases and periodontal status is not to be certain, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment including adequate plaque control and removal of local factors is very important for preventing the progression of diseases and destruction of periodontal tissues.


Supported by : Wonkwang University


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