Received Date: April 8, 2015; Accepted Date: April 10, 2015; Published Date: April 15, 2015
Citation: Jacob PS, Nath S (2015) Clinical Views Showing a Severe Gingival Enlargement in A 14-Year-Old Girl. Interdiscip J Microinflammation 3:I104. doi: 10.4172/2381-8727.1000I104
Copyright: © 2015 Jacob PS, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A 14-year-old young girl reported to Vananchal Dental College and Hospital with concerns regarding her enlarged gingiva. The gingiva had started increasing in size since last six years. Many of her permanent teeth were erupting behind schedule while many teeth were covered to two third of their surface. No familial history for the condition was revealed. The gingival enlargement resulted in both esthetic and functional problems. Malpositioning of teeth, prolonged retention of primary dentition, delayed eruption, prominent lips, and open lip posture was observed. A diagnosis of hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) was made. HGF is a rare autosomal dominant disease (Figure 1). There appears to be a controversial view on the role of inflammation in the progression of the condition in genetically susceptible individuals. Treatment involves surgical excision with a high rate of occurrence.
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