ID#: 19466
This image depicts an intraoral view of a dental patient’s teeth and gums. The patient’s lips have been retracted, exposing the incisors and surrounding gingivae, revealing the presence of a pathologic process termed periodontal disease, which manifested as plaque build-up between the teeth that over time calcified, affecting the surrounding gums in an inflammatory process referred to as gingivitis. This was an advanced case, and you will note the marked erosion of the gum line from the base of each tooth, and the gingival swelling in between the teeth, in the regions known as the interdental papillae. For a view of a less-advanced case of periodontal disease, see PHIL 19465.
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