long junctional epithelium

long junc·tion·al ep·i·the·li·um

(lawng jŭngkshŭn-ăl epi-thēlē-ŭm)
Primary pattern of healing that occurs after periodontal débridement; no new periodontal ligament or bone forms.
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The depth of the gingival sulcus is 2-3 mm with a long junctional epithelium. Natural gingivitis can be observed at 6 months of age.