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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Discrete gingival enlargement resulting from artificially created maxillary midline diastema


1 Department of Periodontics, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Periodontics, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Clement Chinedu Azodo
Room 21, 2nd Floor, Department of Periodontics, Prof Ejide Dental Complex, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1111 Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2468-6859.199165

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A case of discrete gingival enlargement as a long-term consequence of artificially created midline diastema by a dental quack in an otherwise healthy 33-year-old female was reported. The patient and her husband were bothered by the gingival enlargement and requested treatment. The patient was unconcerned about the associated discolored tooth. The lesion was diagnosed as fibrous epulis and was treated by surgical excision after which the patient was referred to the restorative dentist for endodontic treatment. To conclude, discrete gingival enlargement occurring as a long-term consequence of artificially created midline diastema by a dental quack should be considered as fibrous epulis until proven otherwise.


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