gingiva

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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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Soft bristles on the outside of the toothbrush gently clean and stimulate the gingivae aiding in the prevention of gingivitis, while the inside row of stronger bristles brush the teeth, removing bacterial deposits.
The gingivae were visually examined for inflammation using the same simplified gingival index based on the number of tooth quadrisections associated with gingival inflammation to give the gingivitis score.
The lesions appear on the tongue, buccal mucosa, palate, floor of the mouth, and gingivae.
At the time of the operation the surgeons noted grossly hyperplastic gingivae in all quadrants of KM's mouth.