Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Case ReportVolume 1 Issue 4

Fibroepithelial Hyperplasia Secondary to Orthodontic Treatment: An Unusual Case Report

Savita AM1*, Swathi Krishnan2, Prerana GK2 and Priyambada Devi2

1Department of Periodontics, Head of the Department and Professor, Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences (RGUHS), Karnataka, India
2Department of Periodontics, PG Student, Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Savita AM, Head of the Department and Professor, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Received: June 27, 2017; Published: September 30, 2017

Citation: Savita AM., et al. “Fibroepithelial Hyperplasia Secondary to Orthodontic Treatment: An Unusual Case Report". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 1.4 (2018).


  Fibroepithelial hyperplasia is a localized or generalized reactive and progressive proliferation of oral mucosa in response to injury or local irritation. It occurs quite often on gingiva, tongue and lip. These lesions could be pathological as well as an esthetic problem that interferes with mastication and speech and also impedes effective plaque control. The causative etiology associated with these lesions includes plaque and calculus, overhanging restorations, foreign bodies, chronic biting and ill-fitting dentures. This article reports the unusual case of fibroepithelial hyperplasia occurred after the commencement of fixed orthodontic therapy wherein the patient was evaluated around 12 months prior to periodontal surgical treatment and reviewed post surgically for 12 months.

Keywords: Fibroepithelial hyperplasia; Gingival enlargement; Orthodontic therapy; Irritational fibroma

Copyright: © 2018 Savita AM., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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