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Describing the portion of the oral mucosa that covers the alveolar process including the gingivae (keratinized tissue) and the adjacent alveolar mucosa. The mucogingival junction is a line of demarcation between the pale pink attached keratinized gingiva and the darker red non-keratinized alveolar mucosa. The mucogingival complex is a generic term used to describe anything that includes both the gingivae and the alveolar mucosa; it includes the junctional epithelium, the periodontal ligament, and the attached gingivae.

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