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Oral mucosa continued chapter nine
junction between the tooth surface and gingival tissues
sulcular epithelium + junctional epithelium = ___________
epithelium that stands away from the tooth creating a gingival sulcus
The sulcular epithelium in healthy gingiva is how many mm deep?
.5 to 3mm
What is the normal sulcular epithelium gingival fluid flow rate?
1-2 microliters per tooth per hour
deeper extension of suclular epithelium and lines the floor of the gingival sulcus
What is the tooth surface attachment of the junctional epithelium?
true or false. junctional epithelium is thinner than sulcular epithelium
junctional epithelium is ____-___cells thick at the coronal portion (floor of gingiva)
junctional epithelium is 15-30 cells thick at the________portion (_____ __ _____ ________)
floor of gingival sulcus
junctional epithelium is ___-___cells thick at the apical portion
junctional epithelium is 3-4 cells thick at ________portion
What are 2 clinical considerations with gingival tissue?
What are 6 things that can cause gingival recession?
tooth brush abrasion
gingival hyperplasia affects__________ and __________
What are 3 drugs that can cause gingival hyperplasia?
seizure control drugs (phenytoin)
an increase output of certain fibroblasts occurs in what clinical consideration of gingival tissue?
The amount of overgrowth in gingival hyperplasia is related to_______ _______ combined with ______ ________
true or false. gingival hyperplasia can be orthodontic related. overgrowth removal of gingival hyperplasia is possible
both statements are true
What are 4 clinical considerations with junctional epithelium?
sings of gingivitis
WBC's and biofilm microorganisms infiltrate junctional epithelium because what?
the epithelium is permeable
inflammation, epithelial ulceration, tissue thinning, and increased sulcular fluid in the junctional epithelium are signs of what?
What supplies minerals for subgingival calculus, and then causes problems in the junctional epithelium?
true or false. exudate is not currently measured in clinic
sulcular fluid levels in junctional epithelium can be measured to indicate the_________ of _________