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J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2014 Mar;18(2):236-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.131339.

Pyogenic granuloma near the midline of the oral cavity: A series of case reports.

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Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Drs. Sudha and Nageshwara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinnaoutpalli, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Pyogenic granuloma (PyG) is a common cause of swelling in the oral cavity during pregnancy and also as an exaggerated response to any minor trauma. The condition is frequently associated with periodontal pain and discomfort, in some cases interfering with mastication and creating esthetic problems. Six patients reported to the Department of Periodontics with gingival overgrowth in the lower anteriors. After recording the details of the patients' oral hygiene status, all the patients were provided initial therapy with scaling and were prescribed analgesics for the reduction of pain and discomfort. After 1 week, surgical excision of the overgrowth was performed and sent for histopathological analysis. The histopathological report is suggestive of PyG.


Midline; non-neoplastic; oral cavity; periodontal; pyogenic granuloma; reactive inflammatory lesion; soft tissue

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