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Anatomy and microstructure of periodontium
This includes a brief description of the characteristics of the normal periodontium. It is assumed that the reader has prior knowledge of oral embryology and histology.
The periodontium (pert = around, odontos = tooth) comprises the following tissues
(1) Gingiva (G)
(2) Periodontal ligament (PL)
(3) Root cementum (RC)
(4) Alveolar bone(AB)- The alveolar bone consists of two components
Alveolar bone proper
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