Lymphatic system and the periodontium
The lymphatic system is a network of lymph nodes are connected lymphatic vessels, which plays an important role in protecting the body from infection. Lymph nodes (pronounced: limf nodes are small bean-shaped structures that are located on both sides of the head, neck, underarms, and groin. These nodes filter and trap bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other unwanted substances safely eliminate them from the body.
Drainage of lymph from tissues of parodentium. Lymph from tissues of parodentium goes to lymph nodes of the head and neck (Fig. 1-26).
- Submandibular lymph nodes drain most of fabrics of parodont
- Deep cervical lymph nodes drain palatal gums upper jaw
- Submental lymph nodes drain the gum in the incisors of the lower jaw
- Jugulodigastric lymph nodes drain the gum in the third molar region