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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 387-390

Ipsilateral idiopathic gingival enlargement and it's management using conventional gingivectomy and diode laser: A recurrent case after 15 years

Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Gudi Pavan Kumar
H No 207/3rt, Near Ramalayam, Saidabad Colony, Hyderabad - 500 059, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.115649

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Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis is a relatively rare condition characterized by the proliferation of the gingival tissues resulting in masticatory, esthetics, phonetics and psychological disturbances. The severity of the overgrowth can range from a solitary isolated mass to a more generalized and diffused enlargement. The etiopathogenesis of this bizarre condition is poorly understood and has been attributed to various factors. It can present as a single disorder or may manifest as part of a syndrome. This case reports an ipsilateral diffused idiopathic gingival enlargement in a middle aged adult recurring after a gap of 15 years. External bevel gingivectomy on the buccal aspects of maxillary and mandibular gingiva and diode laser for excision of the enlarged tissue on the lingual/palatal aspect was carried out to eliminate the excessive tissue. Periodic recalls showed maintenance of good oral hygiene and 1 year follow-up revealed no recurrence.

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