The fibrous investing tissue, covered by keratinized epithelium, that immediately surrounds a tooth and is contiguous with its periodontal ligament and with the mucosal tissues of the mouth[Glossary of Periodontal Terms 2001]. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0013002015 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gingiva ]

Synonyms: gums gum tissue gum

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

Tooth:Section.svg

editor note

FMA has a 3-level breakdown of jaws into: region, jaw (skeleton+gums), skeleton.

has related synonym

gingival mucosa

id

UBERON:0001828