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Journal of Dental Specialities


Idiopathic unilateral gingival enlargement: A case report


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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Preeti Sharma*,Shubhra Vaish,Nikhil Sharma

Volume : 7

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 56

Article End Page : 60


Abstract

Unilateral idiopathic gingival enlargement is characterized by huge enlargement of the gingiva. It can be an isolated entity or may be associated with any kind of syndrome. This is an unusual case report of a 16-year-old female patient who presented with a chief complaint of enlarged gums in relation to her left teeth in both maxillary and mandibular arches. The enlargement was slowly progressive since last 2 years. Intraoral examination revealed that there was unilateral, generalized, diffuse fibrotic gingival enlargement with pseudopockets. Patient was diagnosed with gingival fibrous hyperplasia based on the clinical, histological, and radiographic findings. The gingival enlargement was treated by conventional gingivectomy under local anaesthesia. The postoperative result was uneventful.

Keywords: Gingival Fibrous hyperplasia, External bevel gingivectomy, Laser.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jds.2019.014