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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 536312, 5 pages
Case Report

Unusual Gingival Enlargement: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Periodontics, Seema Dental College, Rishikesh, India
2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Seema Dental College, Rishikesh, India

Received 6 January 2014; Accepted 12 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editors: R. S. Brown and A. Kasaj

Copyright © 2014 Ashutosh Dixit 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.


This is an atypical case report of a 20-year-old male patient who suffered from unusual unilateral, gingival enlargement together with rapidly progressive alveolar bone loss. The enlarged gingiva completely covered his left posterior teeth in both arches. The patient was diagnosed with gingival fibromatosis and aggressive periodontitis based on the clinical, histological, and radiographic findings. The gingival enlargement was treated by conventional gingivectomy under local anaesthesia. The postoperative result was uneventful.