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gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
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Initially, life-preserver shaped enlargement is seen in marginal gingiva. It slowly increases in size & involves the papilla.
Correction of the mucogingival defect was achieved through a subepithelial connective tissue graft, with tissue removed from the palate, in association with frenectomy to remove a high frenum insert close to the marginal gingiva.
Localized gingival enlargements are limited to the gingiva adjacent to a single tooth or a group of teeth that started as ballooning papillae and then progressed to involve the marginal gingiva and in more severe cases can cover occlusal aspects of dentition [1, 2].
In 1932, Prinz used the term 'chronic diffuse desquamate gingivitis' for chronic diffuse inflammation cases, which were characterized by severe epithelial desquamation in the marginal gingiva (4).
The distance from the crest of marginal gingiva to mucogingival junction was measured by using a divider and the depth of the sulcus in the mid buccal region was measured with the help of a William's periodontal probe to get the width of attached gingiva of incisors, premolars and first molar (a total of 12 teeth) of right quadrant of maxillary and mandibular region.
The firm vertical releasing incision was made at mesial of left upper first molar then adjacent partial thickness pedicle flap was reflected from the donor area, leaving about 1mm of marginal gingiva intact, the width of which was more than 11/2 times the area of gingival recession.