Gums

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Gums
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Cross-section of a tooth with gums labeled
Details
Identifiers
Latin Gingiva
MeSH D005881
TA A05.1.01.108
A03.1.03.003
A03.1.03.004
FMA 59762
Anatomical terminology

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.

About of healthy gums[change | change source]

Color[change | change source]

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.

Shape[change | change source]

Healthy gums fill and fit each space between teeth.

Texture[change | change source]

Healthy gums are firm and do not move very much.

Reaction to disturbance[change | change source]

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

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