Attached Gingiva

Some articles on attached gingiva:

Mucogingival Junction - Clinical Importance
... importance of the mucogingival junction is in measuring the width of attached gingiva ... Attached gingiva is important because it is bound very tightly to the underlying alveolar bone and provides protection to the mucosa during functional use of the structures of ... Without attached gingiva, the freely moveable alveolar mucosa, being more fragile, would suffer injury during eating and cleansing activities, such as brushing of the teeth ...

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