Gingival enlargements and localized gingival overgrowths

Savage, N.W. and Daly, C.G. (2010) Gingival enlargements and localized gingival overgrowths. Australian Dental Journal, 55 suppl. 1: 55-60. doi:10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01199.x

Author Savage, N.W.
Daly, C.G.
Title Gingival enlargements and localized gingival overgrowths
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01199.x
Volume 55
Issue suppl. 1
Start page 55
End page 60
Total pages 6
Place of publication St Leonards NSW
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Gingival enlargements are a common clinical finding and most represent a reactive hyperplasia as a direct result of plaque related inflammatory gingival disease. These generally respond to conservative tissue management and attention to plaque control. However, a small group are distinct from these and whilst they also represent a reactive tissue response, this occurs at the level of the superficial fibres of the periodontal ligament. These epulides grow from under the free gingival margin and not as a result of a primary inflammatory gingival enlargement. This distinct aetiopathogenesis separates this group of lesions both in terms of their specific clinical presentation and behaviour and their propensity for recurrence if managed inadequately.
Keyword Gingival enlargement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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