Case Studies | Dental Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
Management of Puberty Associated Gingival Enlargement in an Adolescent Female - A Case Report with a Follow-Up of 1 Year
Dr. Lashika V. Tambe | Dr. Mala Dixit Baburaj
Abstract: Sex hormones have long been considered to play an influencial role on the periodontal tissue, bone turn -over rate, wound healing and periodontal disease progression. The onset of puberty can bring about changes in the hormonal levels which in turn may affect the gingival tissues in both males and females leading to altered tissue response to dental plaque and can lead to conditioned gingival enlargement. Such overgrowths can bring about various problems like difficulty in speech, bleeding gums and even aesthetic problems. Oral Health care professionals have better awareness as well as better capabilities for dealing with hormonal influences associated with the reproductive process. In the current case report, we have discussed the management of a Puberty Associated gingival overgrowth in the maxillary anterior region in a young adolescent female.
Keywords: Conditioned enlargement, Estrogen, Gingivectomy, Progesterone, Puberty
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,
Pages: 514 - 517
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Dr. Lashika V. Tambe, Dr. Mala Dixit Baburaj, "Management of Puberty Associated Gingival Enlargement in an Adolescent Female - A Case Report with a Follow-Up of 1 Year", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART2018541, Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018, 514 - 517, #ijsrnet
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