GENERALISED GINGIVAL ENLARGEMENT- A CASE REPORT

Dr. J. Kavitha, Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, Dr. Sijijacob, Dr. S. Lakshmisree, Dr. S. Srinivasan

Abstract


Gingival enlargement is one of the frequent features of gingival diseases. This condition finds a unique place in literature, because it has been
associated with a variety of local and systemic factors. In some cases where gingival enlargement could be the primary sign of potentially lethal
systemic diseases, a correct diagnosis of these enlargements could prove life saving for the patient or at least initiate early treatment and improve
the quality of life. A 28 year female patient reported with a chief complaint of swelling in the gums. Gingival enlargement removal was done
employing surgical technique after phase I therapy.Gingivectomy was carried out in all four quadrants. Periodic recalls showed maintenance of
good oral hygiene and one year follow-up revealed no recurrence. The importance of patient motivation and compliance during and after therapy is
the success of treatment.


Keywords


Gingival hyperplasia, Gingival overgrowth, Internal Bevel Gingivectomy.

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