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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4346130, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4346130
Case Report

Gingival Cyst of the Adult: Report of an Inconspicuous Lesion Associated with Multiple Agenesis

São Leopoldo Mandic Dental Institute and Research Center, Campinas, SP, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Marcelo Sperandio

Received 22 December 2016; Revised 23 February 2017; Accepted 26 February 2017; Published 9 March 2017

Academic Editor: Danyel E. Da Cruz Perez

Copyright © 2017 Juliana Mançano Melhado Brod 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

Gingival cyst of the adult is a rare slow growing and asymptomatic lesion that arises from the rests of the dental lamina. The present report describes the case of a miniscule adult gingival cyst in the lower anterior gingiva in a 51-year-old male with agenesis of lower premolars and lateral incisors. This paper contrasts the literature concerning the differentiation between the gingival cyst of the adult and the lateral periodontal cysts as well as the possible misguided concept that the former may be such rare an occurrence.