gingival retraction


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Related to gingival retraction: Gingival recession

gin·gi·val re·trac·tion

1. lateral movement of the gingival margin away from the tooth surface; may be indicative of underlying inflammation or pocket formation;
2. displacement of the marginal gingivae away from the tooth by mechanical, chemical, or surgical means.

gin·gi·val re·trac·tion

(jinji-văl rĕ-trakshŭn)
1. Lateral movement of gingival margin away from tooth surface; may indicate underlying inflammation or pocket formation.
2. Displacement of marginal gingivae away from the tooth by mechanical, chemical, or surgical means.
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