mucogingival junction


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Related to mucogingival junction: junctional epithelium, interdental papilla

mucogingival junction

A scalloped, indistinct boundary between the gingiva and the oral mucosa on the alveolar process. The coral color of gingiva may be contrasted with the more vascular oral mucosa. Also called the mucogingival line.
See also: junction

mu·co·gin·gi·val junc·tion

(myūkō-jinji-văl jungkshŭn)
Area visible in the oral cavity where the tissues forming gingiva and oral mucosa join. There is a distinct contrast in color of the two tissues; gingiva more coral pink; compared with the redder shiny alveolar mucosa.
Synonym(s): mucogingival line.
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Mucogingival junction was assessed visually after staining the mucogingival complex with iodine solution.
Excision of the lesion involved a substantial amount of labial gingiva for which a modified partial thickness triangular flap was reflected on both the sides and superiorly up to mucogingival junction (Figure 6).
(12) Precise determination of the location of the CEJ and mucogingival junction prior to surgery and precise placement of incisions are necessary in order to achieve optimum esthetics.
Two vertical incisions were given starting at the terminal ends of the horizontal incisions which extended beyond the mucogingival junction.