Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia.

  title={Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia.},
  author={Julia Yu-Fong Chang and Harvey P. Kessler and John Marshal Wright},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={106 3},
We report 52 cases of a unique and pathologically distinctive form of inflammatory gingival hyperplasia in young patients. Clinically, the average age of patients in this study was 11.8 years, with a 2.3:1 female predominance. Caucasians comprised 77% of the cases, and nearly all of the lesions were located on the anterior gingiva, with 81% affecting maxillary gingiva. The most classic clinical presentation was a papillary, often pedunculated, red and easily bleeding gingival overgrowth in… CONTINUE READING