Medical Definition of Gingival retraction

1. Lateral movement of the gingival margin away from the tooth surface; may be indicative of underlying inflammation or pocket formation, displacement of the marginal gingivae away from the tooth by mechanical, chemical, or surgical means. Mandibular retraction, a type of facial anomaly in which the gnathion lies posterior to the orbital plane. (05 Mar 2000)



Gingival Retraction Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Gingival Retraction Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gingival Retraction

gingival fistula
gingival flap
gingival fluid
gingival haemorrhage
gingival hyperplasia
gingival hypertrophy
gingival margin
gingival mucosa
gingival overgrowth
gingival pocket
gingival proliferation
gingival recession
gingival repositioning
gingival resorption
gingival retraction (current term)
gingival septum
gingival space
gingival sulcus
gingival tissues
gingival zone
gingivally
gingivectomies
gingivectomy
gingivitis
gingivitises
gingivo-
gingivo-osseous
gingivoaxial
gingivobuccal groove

Other Resources Relating to: Gingival retraction

Search for Gingival retraction on Dictionary.com!Search for Gingival retraction on Thesaurus.com!Search for Gingival retraction on Google!Search for Gingival retraction on Wikipedia!

Search