Gingival Clinical Markers
Pointed Pyramidal Gingiva

Pointed Pyramidal Gingiva

Shape – The shape of the gingiva varies considerably depending on the shape of the teeth, their alignment in the arch, the location and size of the area of the proximal contact, the dimensions of the facial and lingual gingival embrasures, and the degree of gingival health.

Pointed Pyramidal Gingiva – The interdental papillae fill the entire interdental space. The anterior interdental papillae are more pointed; the posterior papillae are slightly rounded:

  • Tissues are pink and firm
  • Marginal gingiva is knife-edged, flat and follows the shape/contour of the tooth

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