Gum Growth

Gum growth can lead to several problems and complications of oral health and it is advisable to treat gum growths at the earliest. Periodontists can help treat gum growths. Contact us with your specific questions.

Gum growth is also known as gingival hyperplasia. It is a gum problem leading to overgrown gingival tissue. If an individual sees this condition in the mouth it has to be treated to avoid damage to oral health. It is seen as increase in size of gums.

Causes of Gum Growth

  • The most common cause of gum growth is plaque or calculus or any dental irritants deposited on the tooth surface or the gum line.
  • Gingivitis or some gum infection.
  • It can also be heredetory depending upon the genes.
  • Certain hormonal changes in the body.
  • Pregnancy induced overgrowth
  • Systemic conditions like leukaemia , vitamin c deficiency.
  • Gingival fibromatosis.
  • Certain medications like calcium channel blockers , phenytoin etc.
  • Orthodontic braces causing plaque deposition and inefficient cleaning

Symptoms of Gum Growth

  • It is seen as enlarged or overgrown gums covering even the tooth surface.
  • The gums loses its knife edged shape and stippled consistency and becomes rolled out .
  • They appear red and inflamed.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Bad breath .
  • Most prone areas are labial surfaces and interdental apaces.
  • Gums become tender.
  • This overgrowth can lead to displaced eruption of new teeth

Treatment for Gum Growth

  • The first line of treatment is to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Remove plaque from the cervical area or the gum line efficiently.
  • For the hyperplasia caused due to fibromatosis it should be treated surgically. The extra grown tissue is treated by procedure called gingivectomy.
  • Stop or change the medications causing the gum enlargement .

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