A diagnosis of generalized drug-induced gingival enlargement
Increase in size of the gingiva is a common feature of the gingival disease and is termed as gingival enlargement
. Generalized gingival enlargement
is characterized by massive and exuberant gingival overgrowth that appears to involve and cover the tooth surfaces throughout the mouth.
According to Clinical Index score as given by Ingles et al in 1999, the gingival enlargement
was graded as Grade V.
or gingival overgrowth is a common finding in clinical practice.
Prevention and treatment considerations in patients with drug-induced gingival enlargement
. Current opinion in periodontology.
Clinical periodontal parameters in the gingival enlargement
areas were recorded before the treatment.
The gingival enlargement
was sessile, soft in consistency, and red in colour with ulcerated surfaces covered by a necrotic slough (Figure 1(b)).
The percentage of candidiasis, gingival enlargement
, and petechiae and ecchymosis was less than 10% in patients undergoing dialysis whereas it was nil in healthy individuals.
Localized gingival enlargement
associated with alveolar process expansion: peripheral ossifying fibroma coincident with central odontogenic fibroma.