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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

July/August 2010
Volume 41 , Issue 7

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Improved Pathologic Teeth Migration Following Gingivectomy In A Case Of Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis

Keisuke Seki, DDS/Shuichi Sato, DDS, PhD/Yukhiro Asano, DDS/Hideyasu Akutagawa, DDS, PhD/Koichi Ito, DDS, MSD, PhD

Pages: 543545
PMID: 20614039

A case is reported of a 20-year-old woman with generalized severe gingival overgrowth covering almost all of the teeth with diastemata, diagnosed as idiopathic gingival fibromatosis. After initial therapy, the patient underwent surgery consisting of a full-mouth internal beveled gingivectomy. Postoperatively, the maxillary anterior teeth spontaneously moved to almost optimal positions. Removing the cause by gingivectomy can lead to spontaneous correction of the pathologic tooth migration. With supportive periodontal treatment, the patient showed no recurrence of gingival enlargement or repositioning of the teeth at the 5-year follow-up. (Quintessence Int 2010;41:543545)

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