Ashley and Candice
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NON-PLAQUE INDUCED GINGIVAL LESION OF GENETIC ORIGIN Heriditary gingival fibromatosis
  • one of the most clinically evident conditions
  • exhibits autosomal dominate or (rarely) autosomal recessive modes of inheritance
  • gingival enlargement may completely cover the teeth, delay eruption and present as an isolated finding or may be associated with several more generalized syndromes.
Clinically :gingiva would look enlarged may be normal in color or erythematous, and consists of dense fibrous tissue that feels firm and nodular on palpation.

Radiographically: No related manifestations Specific organism associated: none; considered genetic.

How to diagnose: May require an extensive history and selective elimination of potential culprits, Enlargement/ overgrowth of gingival tissues, loss of stippling

Differential: medications such as Phenytoin, nifedipine, and cyclosporine A, can cause gingival overgrowth