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gingival retraction

 

Definition:

  1. lateral movement of the gingival margin away from the tooth surface; may be indicative of underlying inflammation or pocket formation;
  2. displacement of the marginal gingivae away from the tooth by mechanical, chemical, or surgical means.

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