Research Article

Initial periodontal therapy for the treatment of gingival pregnancy tumor

Published: April 28, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr8119 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15028119
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(2016). Initial periodontal therapy for the treatment of gingival pregnancy tumor. Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr8119. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15028119
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of initial periodontal therapy in gingival pregnancy tumors. Thirty-nine patients diagnosed with gingival tumors of pregnancy between 2007 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. The patients received initial periodontal therapy, then supportive periodontal therapies at 3- to 6-month intervals. The patients underwent follow up for 6 months to 8 years after treatment. After plaque control, supragingival scaling, and root planning, the tumors in 25 patients were gradually eliminated without the necessity of surgery. In 3 patients, tumors 20 mm disappeared in 20 months. No recurrence of gingival pregnancy tumors was noted during subsequent follow-up. Initial periodontal therapy combined with oral hygiene maintenance is efficacious in treating gingival pregnancy tumors of patients with normal hormone levels, which can potentially serve as an option to avoid surgery.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of initial periodontal therapy in gingival pregnancy tumors. Thirty-nine patients diagnosed with gingival tumors of pregnancy between 2007 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. The patients received initial periodontal therapy, then supportive periodontal therapies at 3- to 6-month intervals. The patients underwent follow up for 6 months to 8 years after treatment. After plaque control, supragingival scaling, and root planning, the tumors in 25 patients were gradually eliminated without the necessity of surgery. In 3 patients, tumors 20 mm disappeared in 20 months. No recurrence of gingival pregnancy tumors was noted during subsequent follow-up. Initial periodontal therapy combined with oral hygiene maintenance is efficacious in treating gingival pregnancy tumors of patients with normal hormone levels, which can potentially serve as an option to avoid surgery.

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