Chronic Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement Associated with Orthodontic Therapy – A Case Report

Bhat, Mahalinga K and Bhat, Subraya G and Varghese, Jothi M (2013) Chronic Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement Associated with Orthodontic Therapy – A Case Report. The Journal of Dental Hygiene, 87 (1). pp. 19-23.

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Abstract

Purpose:Gingival enlargement, also synonymous with the terms gingival hyperplasia or hypertrophy, is defined as an ab-normal overgrowth of gingival tissues. A case of a 19–year–old male presenting with maxillary and mandibular chronic inflam -matory gingival enlargement associated with prolonged orth-odontic 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 motiva-tion and compliance during and after therapy as a critical factor in the success of treatment has also been highlighted through this case report.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gingival enlargement; Chronic inflammation; Orth-odontic therapy; Compliance; Motivation
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140133

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