papilla

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papilla

1. the small projection of tissue at the base of a hair, tooth, or feather
2. any other similar protuberance
3. any minute blunt hair or process occurring in plants

papilla

[pə′pil·ə]
(biology)
A small, nipplelike eminence.
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39 Inocencio F, Sandhu HS Interdental papilla reconstruction combining periodontal and orthodontic therapy in adult peri- odontal patients: a case report".
The enlarged tissue seemed to be pedunculated with a stalk attaching the buccal and lingual part of the interdental papilla (Figure 3).
6) Drug-induced gingival overgrowth usually occurs within the first 3 months of starting drug therapy at a dose of 10mg/day and begins as an enlargement of the interdental papilla.
Review of the patient on 10th day revealed complete fill of the interdental papilla, with the conversion of PPI from 2 to 1 in all of the cases.
2) Peripheral-Ossifying Fibroma is a non-neoplastic reactive growth usually arise from the interdental papilla of gingiva.
The reasons for considering periodontal ligament origin include excessive occurrence of POF in the gingival interdental papilla, the proximity of the gingiva to periodontal ligament, the presence of oxytalan fibers within the mineralized matrix of lesion and the fibro-cellular response in periodontal ligament.
The POF is usually arising from the interdental papilla.
The third incision is then placed interproximally to release the interdental papilla.
Establisment of contact point too gingivally will induce inflammatory response in interdental papilla region leading to bone loss.