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1 Tissues surrounding teeth PERIODONTIUM Includes structures and tissues that surround and support the teeth Alveolar Process Gingiva Periodontal Ligament/Membrane Cementum

2 Characteristics: Covers root of tooth – forms a thin layer around the root Has same density as bone 55% inorganic Contains fibers that attach tooth to the alveolar bone

3 Cementum Cementum is a tissue of the tooth and an important part of the supporting structure Function: attachment of the tooth in its socket

4 Cementum Clinical concerns: May be exposed with recession of gingiva Removal of some of cementum could expose dentin Extreme sensitivity is experienced by patients with exposed cementum and dentin

5 Cementum Clinical concerns: Cemental spurs may form at C E J Calculus is easy to remove, spurs are not Hypercementosis – occurs at apex in response to trauma

6 Alveolar Bone Structure: Bones in the maxilla and mandible are formed by osteoblasts Extended areas of bone that hold the teeth are referred to as the alveolar process

7 Alveolar bone/process Lamina dura – outside layer of bone surrounding the periodontal ligament Lamina dura – hard layer (like the crust of bread) Cortical bone – compact or dense layer of bone

8 Alveolar bone/process Cancellous bone – inner or central part of alveolar bone Cancellous bones is also referred to as trabecular bone Spongy or porous in appearance

9 Alveolar bone/process Function: Supports the tooth Stabilizes the root

10 Alveolar bone Clinical concerns: Periodontal disease can cause loss of bone Bone is stimulated from chewing and speech – if teeth are removed this stimulation is lost and bone resorbs

11 Alveolar Process Lamina dura, cortical, spongy

12 Periodontal Ligament Surrounds the root of the tooth Composed of fibers, or ligaments, that support and suspend the tooth in the socket Fibers are arranged in bundles Forms a shock-absorber for the tooth in the socket

13 Periodontal ligament Contains fibers for attachment Contains nerves, blood vessels and lymph vessels

14 Periodontal ligament FUNCTIONS: Supportive – maintains tooth in socket Sensory – nerves supply sense of touch Formative – fibroblasts, cementoblasts Protective- cushion-like action from shock Nutritive– blood vessels provide nutrients

15 Periodontal fiber groups Alveolar crest fibers - extend from cervical area of tooth to alveolar crest Horizontal group – run at right angles Oblique group – slants into alveolar bone Apical group – extend from apex Interradicular –only in multi-rooted teeth Transseptal – from one tooth to another

16 PDL Fibers

17 Periodontal fiber groups Most important fibers: Oblique – largest group – resist vertical (up and down) force Work like shock absorbers Transseptal or interdental – support interdental gingiva

18 Gingival fiber group Found above the alveolar bone crest and below the epithelium Dentogingival fibers Circular ligament fibers Alveologingival fibers Dentoperiosteal fibers

19 Periodontal ligament Clinical considerations: Occlusal trauma does not cause periodontal disease but can accelerate an existing condition Chronic periodontal disease causes the fiber groups to become disorganized and lose attachment due to resorption

20 Gingiva Only portion of periodontium visible in oral cavity Made up of epithelial tissue covered with mucosa Surrounds cervix of tooth Fills interproximal spaces

21 Gingiva Free Gingiva – movable – fits snugly around the crown just above the cervix of tooth Attached Gingiva – non-movable – extends from the base of the sulcus to the mucogingival junction Attached directly to the cementum and alveolar process

22 Gingiva

23 Characteristics of normal tissue: 1) adapts tightly to tooth and bone 2) firm and resistant 3) surrounds tooth in collar-like fashion 4) color varies from pink to coral 5) surface is stippled Stippling – like surface of an orange

24 Gingiva Alveolar mucosa – appears thin and loosely attached Attached gingiva – part that is stippled Gingival sulcus – space between the unattached gingiva and the tooth Normal depth is about 2 mm Gingival papilla – interdental extension of free gingiva (between teeth)

25 Mucosa -- differences Masticatory mucosa – dense covering in the mouth Withstands activity of mastication (chewing) Covers gingiva and hard palate Lining mucosa – covers the oral soft tissues that are not covered by masticatory mucosa Covers insides of cheeks, soft palate, floor of mouth; tears and injures easily

26 Gingiva Clinical considerations: Certain drugs can affect the gingiva and cause gingival hyperplasia, (over growth of tissue) Tissue can become inflamed to fight infection – appearing swollen and red, bleeds easily, and looses its stippling

27 Gingival description Healthy gingiva is pink and stippled on the attached portion. Normal gingiva is firm and resilient; it follows the contour of the bone and fills the interproximal spaces, forming a sharp, knifelike triangular point at the contact area.

28 Gingival description Attached gingiva adheres tightly to the bone and is pale, compared to the smooth shiny alveolar mucosa, which contains many blood vessels and thus appears more red in color.

29 Review: Periodontium – supporting structure of the tooth – composed of: Cementum Periodontal ligament Gingiva Alveolar process

30 Review: Healthy gingiva: Fits tightly around tooth and bone Surrounds like a collar Color varies with ethnicity Surface is stippled

31 Review: Two types of gingiva: Free gingiva Attached gingiva

32 Review: Function of periodontal ligament Most important function is supportive – maintains the tooth in the socket by fiber attachment

33 Trick or Treat


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