gingiva

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  • noun

Synonyms for gingiva

the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

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Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis is a gradually progressive benign enlargement that affects the marginal, interdental, & attached gingiva.
The main agents causing gingival recession that have been described in the literature are dental plaque, (1) destructive periodontal disease, (2,3) mechanical trauma, (4,5) areas with absence or a narrow zone (width) of attached gingiva, (6) muscular inserts near the gingival margin, (7) reduced thickness of the alveolar bone in the buccolingual side, (8,9) root prominence, (10) irregular tooth alignment in the dental arch, (11) margins of gingival restorations (12,13) and viruses.
As we evaluate soft tissue, assess osseous levels on radiographs, determine levels of attached gingiva and measure periodontal pocket depths, we are evaluating periodontal disease risk levels.
She did present with some thin attached gingiva in the area of her mandibular canines.
The amount of attached gingiva can be calculated by subtracting the probing depth from the width of the keratinized gingiva.