Gingival Clinical Markers
Rolled Gingiva

Rolled 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.

Rolled Gingiva – The gingival margin thickens and looks like a ring around the neck of the tooth:

  • Severe thickening of gingival margin associated with inflammatory edema at the neck of the tooth
  • May lead to bleeding of the gingival tissues

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