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The interdental space.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6928830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a close relationship between the contact, contour, and shape of the teeth that creates the interproximal space with the help of the interdental gingiva. The interdental gingiva, composed of the facial and lingual papillae and the col, is a unique area anatomically and histologically. The high incidence of caries and periodontal disease in the interproximal area is partially the result of this histologic and anatomic make-up and the great accumulation of bacterial plaque. In restorative dentistry, it is important to recreate an interproximal area that will minimize a long facial-lingual col area, provide adequate space for interdental gingiva, minimize food impaction and retention, and allow for ease in plaque removal by the patient.
H H Takei
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental clinics of North America     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0011-8532     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-25     Completed Date:  1980-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217440     Medline TA:  Dent Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-76     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dental Plaque / prevention & control
Epithelial Attachment / anatomy & histology
Epithelium / anatomy & histology
Gingiva / anatomy & histology*
Tooth / anatomy & histology*

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