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Gums

mucosal tissue that lies over the mandible and maxilla inside the mouth

The gums are the mucosal tissue that lies over the mandible and maxilla. They are also called gingiva. They surround the teeth and provide a seal around them.

Gums
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Cross-section of a tooth with gums labeled
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Identifiers
LatinGingiva
MeSHD005881
TAA05.1.01.108
A03.1.03.003
A03.1.03.004
FMA59762
Anatomical terminology

About of healthy gumsEdit

ColorEdit

Healthy gums are usually "coral pink." Other colors like red, white, and blue can mean there is a problem. Red gums mean that the patient has gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gum.

ShapeEdit

Healthy gums fill and fit each space between teeth.

TextureEdit

Healthy gums are firm and do not move very much.

Reaction to disturbanceEdit

Healthy gums usually have no reaction to normal disturbance such as brushing.

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