Unusual clinical presentation of generalized gingival enlargement - A report of 3 cases

Smitha Rani Thada, R. Vineetha, Keerthilatha M. Pai

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Abstract

Gingival hyperplasia is an aesthetically disfiguring condition causing psychological & masticatory disturbance of the oral cavity. There are wide varieties of causes of gingival enlargement ranging from most common causes like plaque accumulation, poor oral hygiene to serious systemic illnesses including blood dyscrasias, syndromes & side effects of several drugs. Here we report a case series of a neoplastic, a syndrome associated & a drug induced gingival enlargement along with a concise review on various etiologies, pathogeneses of gingival enlargement & an emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach required for the management of such distressing & functionally compromising gingival pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-245
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2012

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Gingival Hyperplasia
Oral Hygiene
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Mouth
Pathology
Psychology
Pharmaceutical Preparations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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