Sura Ali Ahmed Fuoad*
Associate Professor and Academic Associate Dean, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates
*Corresponding Author: Sura Ali Ahmed Fuoad, Associate Professor and Academic Associate Dean, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates.
Received: April 18, 2018; Published: May 02, 2018
Citation: Sura Ali Ahmed Fuoad. “Gingival Health”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.6 (2018).
Healthy gingiva possess clinical features in respect to morphology and consistency. The color of the attached and marginal gingiva is generally described as “coral pink” and is produced by the: vascular supply, the thickness, degree of keratinization of the epithelium, the presence of pigment-containing cells. The alveolar mucosa is red, smooth, and shiny rather than pink and stippled. The central portion of the interdental papillae is usually stippled, but the marginal borders are smooth.
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