IJCRR - Vol 06 Issue 15, August, 2014
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF GINGIVAL ENLARGEMENT: A CASE SERIES
Author: Munaza shafi, Nawal khan, Prabhati Gupta, Reyaz Ahmed Mir, Nasrina Bashir
Introduction: Gingival enlargement is defined as an overgrowth or increase in size of gingiva. Gingival enlargement is associated with multiple factors including inflammation, medications, neoplasia, hormonal disturbances and heredity. A case of gingival enlargement should be treated in a step-wise manner, including consultation with the patient’s physician, substitution of the drug, nonsurgical therapy, surgical therapy (if needed), and supportive periodontal therapy after every 3 months. Case series: This case series presents diagnosis and management of amlodipine induced gingival hyperplasia and idiopathic gingival enlargement. Drug-induced gingival enlargement and idiopathic gingival enlargement was diagnosed and managed byscaling and root planing followed by gingivectomy with 6 months follow up Conclusion: Conventional gingivectomy with oral hygiene measures and regular followup is the treatment of choice for such
Keywords: Drug- induced enlargement, idiopathic gingival enlargement, gingivectomy
Munaza shafi, Nawal khan, Prabhati Gupta, Reyaz Ahmed Mir, Nasrina Bashir. SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF GINGIVAL ENLARGEMENT: A CASE SERIES International Journal of Current Research and Review. Vol 06 Issue 15, August, 53-56
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