interdental gingiva

interdental gingiva
interproximal gingiva the portion of the gingiva occupying the interproximal space beneath the area of tooth contact, consisting of two papillae and a depression (col) that connects the papillae and conforms to the shape of the interproximal contact area; called also papillary g. and septal g.

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