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Top causes of gingival enlargement and treatment options

Gingival enlargement describes a condition that occurs when the size of the gingiva increases. The disease process can be induced by three main causes stemming from inflammation, medication, and systemic disease. Treatment options vary—from allowing for spontaneous resolution once the etiology is removed, to instituting proper oral hygiene, to nonsurgical and/or surgical treatment.

This month, I will discuss examples of gingival enlargement and its associated causes, as well as a new form of surgical treatment that can assist in correcting certain types of gingival enlargement.

Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

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Treatment of exposed dental implant surfaces with the minimally invasive bone grafting technique: SMART

$subtitles.get($x) As implants have become ubiquitous in dental practice, interest has increased in treatment options to manage peri-implantitis and other complications. In cases of exposed implant surfaces, a subperiosteal minimally invasive bone grafting technique (SMART) has delivered consistent outcomes with fewer complications—a promising alternative for management of peri-implant bone loss.

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