2016 | Month: | Volume:3 | Issue:1 | Page:52-57

Idiopathic Gingival Hyperplasia: a case report

Gingival hyperplasia is a rare condition affecting the patient cosmetically and functionally. In some instances, gingival hyperplasia is drug- induced or may exist as an isolated abnormality or as part of a syndrome. The gingival enlargement causes food excursion, collects food debris and irritating plaque comprising periodontopathic bacteria are believed to prolong and aggravate the disease process resulting in bone loss and root resorption. A case diagnosed clinically and histologically as idiopathic gingival hyperplasia and its management is discussed in this article that includes surgical management of gingival hyperplasia. Patient with gingival hyperplasia should be examined to exclude other reasons to determine the idiopathic gingival fibromatosis or not. The maintenance of treated cases should include meticulous home care and professional recalls. It is important that comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and histological examination should be carried out which determine the long-term success of treatment protocol





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