MOUTH

504. Gingivae (Gums). The gums are composed of dense fibrous tissue that overlies the crowns of teeth not erupted and surrounds the necks of teeth that have erupted. The fibrous tissue is covered by a smooth mucous membrane.

Incidentally, 500-504 are incisors, cuspids, bicuspids (a.k.a. premolars), and molars, respectively.

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