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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 517145, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/517145
Case Report

Periodontal Management of Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad 501101, India

Received 13 March 2013; Accepted 5 May 2013

Academic Editors: A. Epivatianos and M. B. D. Gaviao

Copyright © 2013 Butchibabu Kalakonda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a sporadic disorder and is frequent among the neurocutaneous syndromes specifically with vascular predominance. This syndrome consists of constellation of clinical features like facial nevus, seizures, hemiparesis, intracranial calcifications, and mental retardation. It is characterized by focal port-wine stain, ocular abnormalities (glaucoma), and choroidal hemangioma and leptomeningeal angioma most often involving occipital and parietal lobes. The present paper reports three cases of SWS with oral manifestations and periodontal management, which included thorough scaling and root planing followed by gingivectomy with scalpel and laser in cases 1 and 3 consecutively to treat the gingival enlargement. However, the treatment in case 2 was deferred as the patient was not a candidate for periodontal surgery.