Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Periodontics. Chapter I.
in a young person
is a part of the oral mucosa. Gingivae begin at the mucogingival line, overlie
the crowns of the alveolar bone and encircle the necks of each tooth. The
alveolar process extends almost to the cementoenamel junction. Interdental
spaces are completely filled by interdental papillae. Healthy gingiva is described
as pink or salmon, it is firm in consistency and has an orange peel- like
texture called stippling.