Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis: The Pink Elephant - A Case Report


  • Government College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Indore, Department of Periodontics, 453112, India


Gingival fibromatosis is a rare disease that is characterized by slowly progressive enlargement of maxillary and mandibular gingiva. A 14 year old boy reported to the OPD with complaint of swollen gums in the upper front teeth. It was not associated with any pain and the patient gave a non contributory medical or family history and no history of any medications in the past. The clinical findings were suggestive of Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis, which was corroborated by the histopathological findings when the gingival enlargement was sent for biopsy post surgery. There has been improvement observed, with eruption of the teeth into occlusiun and there has been no recurrence of the enlargement seen for almost 16 months post treatment.


Idiopathic Gingival Enlargement, Gingivectomy, Ledge And Wedge Technique, Periodontal Dressing

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