gingival enlargement


gingival enlargement
hyperplastic enlargement of the gingival tissue. It may occur as a result of inflammatory or fibrous lesions resulting from irritation or injury brought about by mechanical or chemical factors or systemic or localized pathologic processes. See also fibromatosis gingivae and gingival hyperplasia.

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