gingival hypertrophy


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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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The disease progresses from gingival hypertrophy to papullonodular lesions to contractures and osteolytic lesion in bones, from the neonatal period to 4 years of age.1 As the name suggests, the disorder commonly occurs in infants, but is also rarely seen in adults.
A two year old boy with infantile systemic hyalinosis was referred to the Department of Oral Pathology, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland because of gingival hypertrophy that was impairing normal nutrition.
Gingival hypertrophy, hirsutism and coarsening of facial features are well-recognised adverse effects; however, side-effects such as osteomalacia are often forgotten.
The authors present a case of marked gingival hypertrophy associated with lip hypertrophy (Image 1) in a 19-year-old man with severe aplastic anemia treated with CsA.
Gingival hypertrophy has been reported in patients taking phenytoin and occasionally carbamazepine and valproic acid, but the data are conflicting.
Resolution of cyclosporin-induced gingival hypertrophy with metronidazole.
Gingivectomy: In children with gingival hypertrophy, we can use various lasers for gingival remodeling.