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Gingival Recession MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gingival Recession
Tree Number(s)
C07.465.714.258.447
C07.465.714.354.625
Unique ID
D005889
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005889
Scope Note
Exposure of the root surface when the edge of the gum (GINGIVA) moves apically away from the crown of the tooth. This is common with advancing age, vigorous tooth brushing, diseases, or tissue loss of the gingiva, the PERIODONTAL LIGAMENT and the supporting bone (ALVEOLAR PROCESS).
Entry Term(s)
Atrophy of Gingiva
Gingival Atrophy
NLM Classification #
WU 240.5
Previous Indexing
Gingival Diseases (1966-1984)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under GINGIVAL DISEASES 1985-90
History Note
91(85); was see under GINGIVAL DISEASES 1985-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1984/05/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
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