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J Dent Hyg. 2013 Feb;87(1):19-23. Epub 2013 Feb 5.

Chronic inflammatory gingival enlargement associated with orthodontic therapy--a case report.

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  • 1Private practice at Pune, Maharashtra-India.



Gingival enlargement, also synonymous with the terms gingival hyperplasia or hypertrophy, is defined as an abnormal overgrowth of gingival tissues. A case of a 19-year-old male presenting with maxillary and mandibular chronic inflammatory gingival enlargement associated with prolonged orthodontic 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 motivation and compliance during and after therapy as a critical factor in the success of treatment has also been highlighted through this case report.

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