In cases, the probing depth, clinical attachment level were negatively correlated with the thickness of attached gingiva
with a Karl Pearson's correlation coefficients of 0.
Some sources define it as merely another form of GCF, (8, 10) but the retrocuspid papilla has a very characteristic location on the mandibular lingual attached gingiva
, inferior to the canine.
A clinical study comparing the width of attached gingiva
on the prevalence of gingival recessions.
Studies have also shown that a narrow zone of gingiva possess the same resistance to continuous attachment loss as the tooth with wide zone of attached gingiva
Orban (1948) appears to be the first to describe the term attached gingiva
, he divided gingiva into free and attached gingiva
demarcated by free gingival groove.
On clinical examination a solitary well defined spherical shaped ulcer was seen on right posterolateral part of palate measuring about 2 x 2 cm extending anteriorly from 16 regions and posteriorly till junction of hard & soft palate, medially 1 cm away from median palatine raphae and laterally till attached gingiva
in relation to 16, 17, 18.
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.
The amount of attached gingiva
can be calculated by subtracting the probing depth from the width of the keratinized gingiva.
1) Loss of interdental papilla or inadequate marginal and attached gingiva
leads to the formation of black triangles in anterior teeth that often creates esthetic and functional clinical problems due to altered labiodental or labioalveolar consonant sound production.
Capillary haemangioma: An occasional growth of attached gingiva
buccal attached gingiva
over the right upper central and lateral incisor.
Clinical examination showed gingival enlargement involving interdental papilla with 15, 13, 12, 11, 21, 22, 23, 32 extending to facial, lingual gingival margins and attached gingiva
with 14, 24, 25, 35, 34, 33, 43, 44, 45.
Intraorally a solitary growth, measuring about 3x4 cms was present involving the lower buccal vestibule and the attached gingiva
in the region of 34 to 37 (Fig 2), extending up to the occlusal level of 24-27.
28) Anders Hedin conducted study to evaluate frequency and extension of melanin pigmentation in the attached gingiva
and its relation to tobacco smoking.
Therefore, there is potential for attached gingiva
to be obliterated when lasers are used for retraction purposes, since clinicians receive virtu-ally no tactile feedback.