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gingiva

gingiva, gen and pl. gingivae (jin´ji-va, -ve) [NA]

The dense fibrous tissue, covered by mucous membrane, that envelops the alveolar processes of the upper and lower jaws and surrounds the necks of the teeth.gum (2) ; [L.]
alveolar g. gingival tissue applied to the alveolar bone.
attached g. that part of the oral mucosa which is firmly bound to the tooth and alveolar process.
buccal g. that portion of the g. that covers the buccal surfaces of the teeth and alveolar process.
free g. that portion of the g. that surrounds the tooth and is not directly attached to the tooth surface; the outer wall of the gingival sulcus.
labial g. that portion of the g. that covers the labial surfaces of the teeth and the alveolar process.
lingual g. that portion of the g. that covers the lingual surfaces of the teeth and the alveolar process.
septal g. that portion of the g. that covers the interdental septum.

 

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