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Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Gingival Overgrowth

Meenakshi Meena, Kriti Goyal, CG Devaraj

Citation Information : Meena M, Goyal K, Devaraj C. Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Gingival Overgrowth. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017; 2 (1):47-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0033

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Introduction and objectives

Chronic inflammatory gingival enlargement also called as chronic hyperplastic gingivitis is an enlargement of the gingiva as a result of chronic inflammation due to local or systemic factors; most important local factor appears to be the dental plaque and calculus. This case report aimed to present the clinical, histopathological features and treatment of inflammatory gingival enlargement which disturbed the esthetics and masticatory function of the patient.

Materials and methods

A 34-year-old male patient reported with a chief complaint of swelling and bleeding in the gums of teeth in maxillary and mandibular anterior region. The enlargement was firm and fibrotic accompanied by an inflammatory component probably due to inability to maintain adequate personal oral hygiene. Periodontal surgical therapy was performed for good esthetic outcome.

Results and interpretation

No recurrence was reported 6 months postsurgery. The importance of patient motivation and compliance during and after therapy as a critical factor in the success of treatment has also been highlighted through this case report.


Gingival overgrowth interferes with mastication and speech of the patient. A thorough diagnosis and treatment planning is essential.

How to cite this article

Devaraj CG, Yadav A, Sharma S, Meena M, Goyal K. Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Gingival Overgrowth. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017;2(1):47-50.

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