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ISSN: 2332-0702

Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health
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Case Report

Unusual Cause of Gingival Ulcer

Daniel Fritz Zweifel*, Madrid C, Hoarau R, Zrounba H, Lanthemann E and Broome M

Division of Stomatology, University Hospital Lausanne CHUV, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

*Corresponding Author:
Daniel Fritz Zweifel
University Hospital Lausanne CHUV
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rue du Bugnon 46
1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel: 0041 76 316 71 65
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: July 25, 2014; Accepted Date: August 21, 2014; Published Date: August 26, 2014

Citation: Zweifel DF, Madrid C, Hoarau R, Zrounba H, Lanthemann E, et al. (2014) Unusual Cause of Gingival Ulcer. J Oral Hyg Health 2:158. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000158

Copyright: © 2014 Zweifel DF, et al. 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.


Background: The early diagnosis of malignant lesions of the oral cavity is one of the primary diagnostic aims of dental practitioners. Ulcerations are common primary lesions. We would like to demonstrate an uncommon differential diagnosis.

Case Description: An almost completely edentulous patient suffered from a growing, indolent gingival ulcer on his lower right mandible. He had avoided any kind of dental recall for many years due to a phobia. After radiological evaluation it was clear that his lower prosthesis had caused the frictional ulcer, ground through the bone to a completely retained horizontal second premolar and finally reached the pulp of the tooth itself.

Clinical Implications: This report underscores the importance of performing at least one complete radiological evaluation prior to patients receiving partial or complete dentures as well as checkups and oral mucosal examinations after adaptation of the prostheses.