gingiva

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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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The supporting structure of dentures that holds the artificial teeth in place and resembles the natural gum line is often made out of a similar resin used for the teeth, or a more flexible polymer material that fits snugly on the natural gum line.
The gums often become red and inflamed and bacteria along the gum line can get into the bloodstream causing infections to spread to other organ systems.
I'd noticed some redness and swelling of his gums, and a small line of tan plaque at the gum line.
Gum disease, infection of the gums and surrounding tissues, develops when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up along and under the gum line.
Gum disease is caused by accumulation of bacteria (plaques) at the gum line due in part to a lack of proper oral hygiene.
This can lead to halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, which is caused by a build-up of gas-emitting bacteria on the tongue and below the gum line.
In 90 per cent of the cases, the odour is caused by bacteria present below the gum line and on the back of the tongue.
Our "Sporting bog Forum" -column in the November issue generated responses from several concerned veterinarians, who noted the process of scaling teeth in pets involves mechanically removing tartar and plaque both above and below the gum line.
Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tarter above and below the gum line.
A tooth is made up of two parts, the crown is the part visible within the mouth, and the root is below the gum line, anchoring the tooth to the jawbone.
He said that during brushing, the position of the tooth brush head should be at an angle of 45 degrees towards gum line.
In early trials, it aided in relieving pain during removal of teeth that were impacted, or stuck below the gum line.