gum ridge


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Noun1.gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teethgum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
tooth socket, alveolus - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris - a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
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A cotton-tipped applicator dipped in pure vanilla extract (not the imitation variety) and rubbed gently along the tender gum ridge quickly soothes the pain for several hours.
It rests on the gum ridges or is held in place by clasps that fit on to the remaining teeth.
The reader learns in waves how Maso got pregnant, how she gets along with her partner, and how the fetus is progressing in her womb, details such as, "On day forty-four, twenty milk teeth are embedded in the gum ridges.