gingiva

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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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After local anaesthesia, a horizontal incision was made in the free gingiva for a distance of approximately 2 cm over the zygomatic buttress extending through the mucosa, submucosa, and any buccinator muscle fibers (Figure-2A).
The teeth are exposed in their entirety as well as the interdental gingival tissue and the border of the free gingiva around the cervical area of the tooth.8
Tonus: close adherence of the free gingiva to the alveolar bone.