gingival hypertrophy


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gingival hypertrophy

an increase in the size of gum tissue encircling the teeth. It may be caused by gum inflammation and periodontal disease.

gingival hypertrophy

Hypertrophy of the gums, sometimes associated with prolonged treatment with medications such as cyclosporine, nifedipine, or phenytoin. Thorough professional cleaning of the teeth, electrosurgical, laser, or conventional surgical treatments can remove the excess tissue.
See also: hypertrophy
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Intra-oral assessment showed massive gingival hypertrophy completely covering the maxillary and mandibular teeth.
Oral examination showed enlargement of the subnasal area and the lower lip, reduced nasal openings, angular fissures, and a mild gingival hypertrophy in the anterior portion of the maxilla.
2007; El-Kamah and Mostafa 2009] These include nodular cutaneous lesions, painful contractures, mainly in the shoulder, elbow and knee joints, massive gingival hypertrophy and significant thickening of the subnasal area with hypertrophy of the lower lip [Aghighi et al.