Inflammatory Enlargement of the Gingiva: A Case Report

Authors

  • Nitin Tomar
  • Cherry Jain
  • Apoorva Arun
  • Manini

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2797

Keywords:

Inflammatory, Hyperplastic, Gingiva, Enlargement, Local factors, Electrosurgery, Histopathology

Abstract

Background: Gingival enlargement is one of the frequent features of gingival diseases. Inflammation
of the gingival tissues can be induced by diverse method. All changes in gingival tissues express with
some degree of inflammation. In some cases, where gingival enlargement could be the primary sign of
potentially lethal systemic diseases, a correct diagnosis of these enlargements could prove life saving for
the patient or at least initiate early treatment and improve the quality of life. Pertinent management depends
on precisely diagnosing the origin of enlargement. The aim of publishing this case report is to present the
clinical, histopathological features and treatment of inflammatory gingival enlargement which disturbed the
aesthetics and masticatory function of the patient.
Method: A 20 year old female patient reported with a chief complaint of swelling in the gums of teeth in
lower front region. The enlargement was soft and friable and bleeding spontaneously making it difficult for
the patient to maintain adequate personal oral hygiene. Surgical therapy was carried out to provide a good
aesthetic outcome.
Conclusion: No recurrence was reported. Gingival overgrowth is unaesthetic, and may interfere in
mastication and speech; hence a thorough understanding of the pathogenesis is essential for management.

Author Biographies

Nitin Tomar

Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, India

Cherry Jain

PG Student, Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, India.

Apoorva Arun

PG Student, Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, India.

Manini

PG Student, Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, India.

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Nitin Tomar, Cherry Jain, Apoorva Arun, & Manini. (2021). Inflammatory Enlargement of the Gingiva: A Case Report. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 897-901. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2797

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