gingivo-, gingiv-

(Latin: the gums of the mouth)


gingiva
gingivae
gingival
gingivalgia
Pain in the gingiva (the gum) or gingivae (gums) around the roots of the teeth.
gingivectomy
Surgical excision of the gingiva (the gum around a teeth) at the level of its attachment, thus creating new marginal gingiva.

This procedure is used to eliminate gingival or periodontal (gum) pockets or to provide an approach for extensive surgical interventions, and to gain access necessary to remove calculus within the pocket.

gingivitis
gingivobuccoaxial (adjective), more gingivobuccoaxial, most gingivobuccoaxial
A reference to the gingivae, or the soft tissue lining the mouth, and the mucous membranes that produce a slippery secretion for the lips or cheeks for lubrication (make smooth with saliva), protection, etc.
gingivoglossitis (s) (noun), gingivoglossites (pl)
Inflammation of both the tongue and gingival (gum) tissues.
gingivolabial
gingivolinguoaxial
Pertaining to or formed by the gingival (gums), lingual (tongue), and axial walls (cavity wall approximating the pulp tissue) of a tooth cavity preparation.
gingivoplasty
gingivostomatitis