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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 7-8     4. June 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 7-8  (04.06.2010)

Page 543-545, PubMed:20614039

Improved pathologic teeth migration following gingivectomy in a case of idiopathic gingival fibromatosis
Seki, Keisuke / Sato, Shuichi / Asano, Yukhiro / Akutagawa, Hideyasu / Ito, Koichi
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.

Keywords: gingival fibromatosis, gingival overgrowth, gingivectomy, tooth movement