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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 406-409

Treatment and two-year follow-up of a patient with hereditary gingival fibromatosis


1 Department of Periodontics, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhinav Bansal
Department of Periodontics, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.92581

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Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is a rare disorder characterized by various degrees of attached gingival overgrowth. Gingival fibromatosis usually develops as an isolated disorder but can be one feature of a syndrome. A case of a 17-year-old female who presented with a generalized severe gingival overgrowth, involving the maxillary and mandibular arches and covering almost the whole dentition. Excess gingival tissue was removed by conventional gingivectomy under local anesthesia. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient's appearance improved considerably. Good esthetic result was achieved without recurrence of the gingival overgrowth. After treatment, regular recall visits are necessary in order to evaluate oral hygiene, and the stability of the periodontal treatment.


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