marginal gingiva


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marginal gingiva

[mär′jənəl]
Etymology: L, margo, margin, gingiva, gum
the uppermost part of the free gingiva. It overlaps the neck and base of the crown of the tooth.

marginal gingiva

The crest of the free gingiva surrounding the tooth like a collar. It is about 1 mm wide and forms the soft tissue portion of the gingival sulcus.
See also: gingiva

free gin·gi·va

(frē jin'ji-vă)
Portion of gingiva that surrounds a tooth and is not directly attached to tooth surface; outer wall of the gingival sulcus.
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Measurements were made from the deepest part of marginal gingiva of the proposed mesial and distal abutments, to their respective opposing teeth using a travelling micro- scope.
We had no problems in the healing of palatal fistula, marginal gingiva (periodontal pockets) or no tooth mobility elicited.
To preserve the integrity of marginal gingiva at donor site, sub marginal incision was performed.
Grade 2: Enlargement involving papilla and marginal gingiva.
On intraoral examination showed pale pink gingiva with enlargement of interdental and marginal gingiva mainly in lower anteriors firm and resilient in consistency with loss of stippling (Fig 3).
Another cause of tissue damage during orthodontic treatment is the bacterial plaque at the marginal gingiva.
5mm away from the marginal gingiva and palatal tissue.
On intraoral examination, an oval shaped swelling was present in the lower right canine premolar region, extending anterio-posteriorly from the right canine to the second premlar, superiorly from the marginal gingiva to the vestibule inferiorly.
It can be defined as the process of deflection of the marginal gingiva away from a tooth.