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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

Gingival hyperplasia as an emanation of wire and braces: A case report

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Case Report

Author Details : Shivani Jain, Gouri Bhatia, Deepa D*

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 33-36

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Gingival hyperplasia, hypertrophy & gingival overgrowth are all synonymous terms for the abnormal overgrowth of gingival tissues. A male patient aged 19 years presented with chronic inflammatory gingival enlargement in upper & lower arch associated with prolonged orthodontic therapy. Surgical therapy was performed after scaling and root planing to provide a good aesthetic outcome. Two different surgical treatment modalities were performed in this case, one by using scalpel and second by electrosurgery unit which were compared to evaluate the effect on wound healing & tissue handling properties. Even though scalpel remains a gold standard, electrosurgery showed advantageous over the scalpel for treatment of gingival hyperplasia associated with orthodontic patients.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Gingival hyperplasia, Electrosurgery, Non surgical, Surgical, Scaling root planing.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpi.2020.008

How to cite : Jain S, Bhatia G, Deepa D, Gingival hyperplasia as an emanation of wire and braces: A case report. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2020;5(1):33-36

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