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Related to interdental papilla: interdental groove, interproximal space, free gingiva, gingival margin
thickening (seen as an elevation) of the gingiva that fills the interproximal space between two adjacent teeth.
in·ter·den·tal pa·pil·la(in'tĕr-den'tăl pă-pil'ă)
The gingiva that fills the interproximal space between two adjacent teeth.
The triangular part of the gingivae that fills the area between adjacent teeth. The papilla includes free gingiva and attached gingiva and projections seen from the lingual, buccal, or labial sides of the tooth. Synonym: interproximal papilla
See also: papilla