Hereditary Gingival Overgrowth In Epileptic Patient: A Case Report

  • SK AZIZ IKBAL Post Graduate Trainee


Gingival overgrowth (GO) is the abnormal enlargement of gingiva which may be caused due to different etiological factors such as inflammation, drug or inherited (hereditary) gingival fibromatosis (HGF), Gingival fibromatosis is a rare and heterogeneous group of disorders that develop as slowly progressive, local or diffuse enlargements within marginal and attached gingiva or interdental papilla. Unlike DIGO which usually occurs as a generalized diffuse enlargement, HGF is characterized by a slow, progressive growth of the gingival tissue. Gingival fibromatosis may be familial or idiopathic. Treatments vary according to the type of overgrowth and the extent of disease progression, thus, scaling of teeth is sufficient in mild cases, while in severe cases surgical intervention is required. Risk of recurrence of HGF exists. This article presents case report of gingival hypermatosis with distinctive facies, and diagnosis and treatment of the disease.


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How to Cite
IKBAL, S. A., MEHROTRA, R., VERMA, N., GUPTA, S., & YADAV, S. K. (2022). Hereditary Gingival Overgrowth In Epileptic Patient: A Case Report. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 8(3). Retrieved from