Idiopathic gingival fibromatosis (GF), also known as gingivomatosis, is a rare condition in childhood, with an unknown aetiology. The oral manifestations of the condition are varied and depend on the severity and age of involvement. This paper describe the case of a 5-year-old male child with extensive gingival enlargement covering almost all the maxillary and mandibular teeth resulted in difficulty with speech, mastication and poor aesthetics. Clinical and radiographic examination along with haematological investigations ruled out any systemic association. The case was managed with conventional scalpel blade surgery along with electrocautery under general anaesthesia yielding good results without any recurrence after a 12-month follow-up. The results revealed that the oral manifestations of GF depend on its severity and the age of onset. Timely intervention can help to prevent associated complications in a growing child.
- dentistry and oral medicine
- disease and health outcomes
- oral and maxillofacial surgery
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Contributors MR: involved in writing of the case report, patient care and performing the surgery. KG: involved planning the treatment. NG: involved in intervention/performing the surgery and patient care. AK: involved in patient care.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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