gingiva

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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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In addition to the loss of attached gingiva, observations in this case included ulcerations at the free gingival margin, tooth abrasion, deposits of dental plaque related to the affected area and an increase in dental hypersensitivity.
A clinical study comparing the width of attached gingiva on the prevalence of gingival recessions.