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Interdental papilla

Interdental papilla

The interdental papilla, also known as the gingival papilla, is that part of the gingiva that exists coronal to the free gingival margin on the buccal and lingual surfaces of the teeth.

If damaged, either due to trauma or gum recession, interdental papillae will not grow back, as gum tissue lacks regenerative capabilities. A missing papilla is often visible as a small triangular gap between adjacent teeth.

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