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before erupton of the tooth and after enamel maturation, which cells secrete a basal lamina on the surface that serves as a portion of the primary epithelial attachment
the attached gingiva and buccal mucosa are mainly pinkish in color and not reddish due to the what?
increased thickness of the epithelial layers
Where does cell renewal of the junctional epithelium take place?
basal layer of the tissue
The free gingival groove separates the attached gingiva from the_________
List the 3 medications that can cause gingival hyperplasia
- phenytoin sodium (dilantin)
gingival recession is measured from the______to the___________
- cementoenamel junction
- free gingival margin
What stops your probe when inserted into the gingival sulcus?
sulcular epithelium is to tightly packed desmosomes as_____________is to___________
- junctional epithelium
- loosely packed desmosoes
during gingivitis, the junctional epithelium is more permeable, this allows the migration of__________but also lets____________into the tissue
- white blood cells
which of these is not a feature of periodontitis?
bleeding on probing
furcations may be present
teeth may be mobile