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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 136-139

Gingival enlargement during orthodontic therapy and its management


Department of Periodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Diksha Agrawal
Department of Periodontics, SPDC, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_218_19

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Gingival enlargement is caused by gingival inflammation, fibrous overgrowth, or a combination of both, leading to adverse consequences, such as difficulty in plaque control, mastication, altered speech, and esthetic and psychological problems. A 24-year-old male reported with the chief complaint of spacing between the teeth in the front region of the jaw. This article reported a case of extreme gingival enlargement which was periodontally treated, by the removal of all gingival tissue excess using gingivectomy and gingivoplasty. After a 6-month follow-up period, the fixed orthodontic treatment is continued with monthly periodontal checkups that were scheduled to control the gingival inflammation. The collaboration between the periodontist and orthodontist is the most important key to successful treatment of hyperplasia in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.


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