Gingival fibromatosis is characterized by localized or generalized fibrous enlargement of the gingivae, mainly around permanent teeth. Gingival fibromatosis affects only the masticatory mucosa and does not extend beyond the muco-gingival junction. This article describes an unusual case of idiopathic gingival fibromatosis with delayed eruption of permanent teeth in an 8 year-old boy. The pathogenic mechanisms that bring about gingival fibromatosis are discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|