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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 175-178

Idiopathic elephantiasis gingivae with generalized aggressive periodontitis: A rare case report and literature review


1 Department of Periodontics and Community Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Periodontology, Yogita Dental College and Hospital, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Periodontology, S.M.B.T Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shahabe Saquib
Department of Periodontics and Community Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.176684

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Idiopathic gingival enlargement is a rare entity with unknown etiology. Diagnosis of the case is of utmost important for the comprehensive treatment planning. In the present case, the clinical presentation and intervention of the patient reported with diffuse firm and nonedematous enlargement, disfigurement of the face, difficulty in speech, and mastication. Periodontal status showed severe attachment loss with minimal local factors, which is typical for generalized aggressive periodontitis. Timely detection of the disease with the critical planning of treatment and routine follow-up with good oral hygiene practices are good enough to combat the morbidity of this disease.


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