gingival sulcus


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Related to gingival sulcus: gingival margin, attached gingiva, junctional epithelium, interdental papilla

gingival sulcus

[′jin·jə·vəl ′səl·kəs]
(anatomy)
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The human gingival epithelial cells (HGECs) lining the gingival sulcus respond to perturbation by microbes of dental plaque by releasing a wide range of cytokines.
A periodontal abscess is defined as: "An acute, destructive process in the periodontium resulting in localised collections of pus communicating with the oral cavity through the gingival sulcus or other periodontal sites and not arising from the tooth pulp" [6].