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Gingiva


Picture of gingiva

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The gingiva (or gums) is the tissue that surrounds the roots of the teeth and covers the jawbone.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedNovember 4, 2010

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