Gingivitic morphology under a primary tooth.
State directly after removal of tooth. A small sculpture!
The gingiva is part of the oral mucosa, which surrounds the teeth like a collar.
The gingiva is a tissue strip, 3-9 mm wide, which is fixed at the tooth and alveolar process and consists of squamous epithelium. It is part of the masticatory oral mucosa. The gingiva is separated from the lining oral mucosa by the mucogingival line in the vestibule of the mouth.
The gingival sulcus (sulcus gingivalis) is the shallow furrow between tooth and marginal gingiva.