gingival groove

gingival groove
sulcus gingivalis.

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  • free gingival groove — a shallow groove on the facial surface of the gingiva, running parallel to the margin of the gingiva at a distance of 0.5 to 1.5 mm, and usually at the level of, or somewhat apical to, the bottom of the gingival sulcus …   Medical dictionary

  • gingival sulcus — sulcus gingivalis [TA] a shallow V shaped space around the tooth, bounded by the tooth surface on one side and the epithelium lining the free margin of the gingiva on the other; considered by some authorities to be the same as the gingival… …   Medical dictionary

  • groove — A narrow, elongate depression or furrow on any surface. SEE ALSO: sulcus. alveolobuccal g. the upper and lower half of the buccal vestibule on each side. SYN: alveolobuccal sulcus, gingivobuccal g., gingivobuccal sulcus. alveololabial g. 1. the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gingival sulcus — The gingival sulcus is an area of potential space between a tooth and the surrounding gingival tissue and is lined by sulcular epithelium. The depth of the sulcus (Latin for groove ) is bounded by two entities: apically by the gingival fibers of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sulcus — From the Latin for a groove, furrow, or trench. In medicine, there are many sulci (plural of sulcus) as, for example, the superior pulmonary sulcus. * * * 1. [TA] One of the grooves or furrows on the surface of the brain, bounding the several… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gingiva — Gums redirects here. For other uses, see Gum (disambiguation). Gingiva Cross section of a tooth with visible gums, or gingiva Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • margo gingivalis — [TA] gingival margin: the crest of the free gingiva that surrounds the teeth in a collarlike fashion, separated from the adjacent periodontium protectoris by the free gingival groove; it forms the wall of the gingival sulcus. Called also free… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Mandibular second premolar — Mandibular second premolars of permanent teeth marked in red. There are no premolars in primary teeth. The mandibular second premolar is the tooth located distally (away from the midline of the face) from both the mandibular first premolars of… …   Wikipedia

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