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Gingival Blood Vessels
Tooth (Mandibular First Molar)

Gingival Blood Vessels

Vasa sanguinea gingivales

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Quick Facts

The gingiva of the maxilla and mandible receive blood from the superior and inferior alveolar arteries, respectively.

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Anatomical Relations

The mandibular gingiva is supplied by branches of the inferior alveolar artery. They also receive blood supply from vessels in the periodontal ligament, the marrow spaces of the alveolar process, and supraperiosteal blood vessels.


Gingival blood vessels are responsible for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissue. They are additionally responsible for the removal of waste products for the maintenance of healthy gingival tissue.


Standring, S. (2008). Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 40th ed. Elsevier Limited.

University of Pittsburgh - School of Dental Medicine (2019) Gingival Vessels and Nerves. Accessed online

Penmetsa,. G. S., Baddam, S. et al. (2015) Comparison of the number of gingival blood vessels between type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic periodontitis patients: An immunohistological study. J Indian Soc Periodontol. 19 (2).

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