• gums
  • This disorder is characterized by a slowly progressive overgrowth of the tissue of the gums (gingiva). (nih.gov)
  • Unlike plaque-induced inflammation of the gums (normal marginal gingivitis), desquamative gingivitis extends beyond the marginal gingiva, involving the full width of the gingiva and sometimes the alveolar mucosa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gingival enlargement, (also termed gingival overgrowth, hypertrophic gingivitis, gingival hyperplasia, or gingival hypertrophy, and sometimes abbreviated to GO), is an increase in the size of the gingiva (gums). (wikipedia.org)