Chronic inflammatory gingival enlargement associated with orthodontic therapy--a case report

Tanya Jadhav, K. Mahalinga Bhat, G. Subraya Bhat, Jothi M. Varghese

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PURPOSE: Gingival enlargement, also synonymous with the terms gingival hyperplasia or hypertrophy, is defined as an abnormal overgrowth of gingival tissues. A case of a 19-year-old male presenting with maxillary and mandibular chronic inflammatory gingival enlargement associated with prolonged orthodontic therapy is reported here. Surgical therapy was carried out to provide a good aesthetic outcome. No recurrence was reported at the end of 1 year. The importance of patient motivation and compliance during and after therapy as a critical factor in the success of treatment has also been highlighted through this case report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2013


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  • Medicine(all)

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