gingiva


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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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Streptococcal infections of gingiva are seen rarely and are seen usually in adolescents.
The present case was reported in the lingual surface of anterior maxillary gingiva.
Clinical effect of coenzyme 10 on periodontal disease: evaluation of oxygen utilization in gingiva by tissue reflectance spectrophotometry.
Diffused gingival overgrowth involving marginal, papillary, and attached gingiva in the maxillary and mandibular arches was shown in Figure 1.
Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gingiva that most commonly occurs in response to compounds produced by bacteria that reside in a film (called the biofilm) that surrounds the teeth.
gingiva, buccal mucosa, palatum) are both fully immunologically competent tissues participating in the induction and effector phase of the immune response.
Desquamative gingivitis (DG) is characterized by the erythematous gingiva, desquamation and erosion of the gingival epithelium, and blister formation.
The first signs of gingiva are halitosis and gums will appear red, inflamed and painful to touch.
Epulis' is a non specific term that refers to tumors and tumor like masses of gingiva.
7) A fenestration may be distinguished by the loss of overlying alveolar bone and gingiva, which results in an exposed root surface, but the marginal bone and gingiva remain intact (Figure 2).
Delmopinol creates a barrier that prevents bacterial attachment to teeth, tongue and gingiva,5,6 inhibiting the production of biofilms that form plaque and the volatile sulfur compounds of halitosis.
The gingiva is nearly universally affected, which distinguishes this condition from erythema multiforme and aphthous stomatitis, which are described below.