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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-124

An unusual association of gingival enlargement with generalized aggressive periodontitis combined with hypothyroidism and plasma cell gingivitis

1 Dental Surgeon, Health and Family Welfare Department, Jammu (J&K), (U.P), India
2 Department of Periodontology, TMDCRC, Moradabad, (U.P), India

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Zoya Chowdhary
Dental Surgeon, Health and Family Welfare Department, Jammu (J&K)
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DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_8_17

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Gingival enlargements are most commonly encountered problem in day-to-day periodontal practice. They are classified on the basis of etiology, pathology, location, and distribution in the oral cavity. The enlargements may be associated with hormonal, nutritional imbalance or other local factors and systemic diseases. The combination of various conditions may lead to rapid progression leading to severe periodontal destruction. If they are not properly diagnosed and managed in time, may lead to further complications. Correct diagnosis should be made based on clinical and radiological examination along with the blood and histopathological investigations. Presenting an interesting rare case of generalized gingival enlargement associated with hypothyroidism, generalized aggressive periodontitis and plasma cell gingivitis, which was diagnosed and managed successfully in the Department of Periodontology.

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