Title: Idiopathic gingival hyperplasia and orthodontic treatment: a case report
Authors: Clocheret, K ×
Dekeyser, C
Carels, Carine
Willems, Guy #
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Series Title: Journal of orthodontics vol:30 issue:1 pages:13-9
Abstract: There are many reasons for gingival hyperplasia. Mostly, proper oral hygiene is sufficient to achieve normal healthy gingiva. In some situations, however, gingival hyperplasia is drug-induced or can be a manifestation of a genetic disorder. In the latter, it may exist as an isolated abnormality or as part of a syndrome. If orthodontic treatment is needed in patients with gingival hyperplasia, both orthodontic and periodontal aspects need to be considered. Extreme hereditary gingival fibromatosis was periodontally treated, by removal of all gingival excess using flaps and gingivectomies. After a follow-up period, the orthodontic treatment started with fixed appliances. Monthly periodontal check-ups (scaling and polishing) were scheduled to control the gingival inflammation. After the orthodontic treatment, permanent retention was applied, once more followed by a complete gingivectomy in both maxilla and mandible. One of the most important keys to successful treatment of hyperplasia patients is the cooperation between the periodontist and the orthodontist.
ISSN: 1465-3125
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthodontics
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