International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A
Idiopathic gingival enlargement: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Upendra Prasad and Dr. Praneeta Kamble
ABSTRACT:Idiopathic gingival enlargement is a rare condition characterized by massive enlargement of the gingival tissue that causes aesthetic and functional problems. Other forms of gingival enlargement also exist such as genetic, drug induced etc. This case report addresses the diagnosis and treatment of a case of idiopathic gingival enlargement in a 21-year-old male. The patient presented with generalized diffuse gingival enlargement involving the maxillary and mandibular arches extending on buccal and lingual/palatal surfaces and covering incisal/occlusal third of the teeth resulting in difficulty in speech and mastication since last 10-12 years. Biopsy report confirmed the diagnosis of fibro-epithelial hyperplasia. Gingivectomy was carried out in all four quadrants.
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Dr. Upendra Prasad, Dr. Praneeta Kamble. Idiopathic gingival enlargement: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):14-18.