gingiva


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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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Number of Cases According to Sites The sites of involvement of various lesions included buccal mucosa 31 (30.1 %), tongue 29 (28 %), tonsil 15 (14.5 %), palate 13 (12.6 %), gingiva 05 (4.8 %), lip 04 (3.8 %), alveolus and mandible 02 (1.9 %) cases each, maxilla and angle of mouth 01 (0.9 %) cases each.
When the researchers examined patients who had stained gingiva versus those who did not, they found that early-stage lesions demonstrated a reddish blush of the oral mucosa and gingiva, while late-stage lesions demonstrated increased blush of the oral tissues, as well as hyperplasia of the soft tissue or bone in the affected area.
The enlargement affects the attached gingiva, as well as gingival margin and interdental papillae in contrast to drug-induced overgrowth, which is often limited to gingival margin and inter-dental papillae.
GP is well-known to affect the colour of the gingiva; it will turn the colour to darker instead of normal pale pink.
To understand what distinguishes mesenchymal stem cells in the gingiva from those in the skin, they began by comparing their extracellular vesicles.
In gingival grafting, the "new" gingiva does not adhere completely, which leaves deep pockets that can accumulate bacteria if not properly maintained.
Streptococcal infections of gingiva are seen rarely and are seen usually in adolescents.1,2 There is a consensus about the treatment for this disease.
In the first stage of the treatment, the installation of mini-pillars (Neodent brand) on the implants (posterior region right and posterior region left) was chosen, with the proposal to remove the prosthetic connection from intimate contact with the gingiva, thus providing a better hygiene condition and improvement with the mucositis.
While ligneous conjunctivitis is the best characterized lesion of plasminogen deficiency, hypoplasminogenemia is a multi-systemic disease that can also affect the ears, sinuses, tracheobronchial tree, genitourinary tract, and gingiva.
Intraoral examination revealed a soft and fluctuant swelling on the lingual surface of maxillary gingiva between #11 and #21 measuring about 2 x 2 cm in diameter.
The most common site is the anterior maxillary gingiva, while posterior, mandibular, and facial gingiva may also be affected.