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Overgrowth of Gum Tissue

Overgrowth of Gum Tissue

Gum tissue overgrowth, also known as gingival hyperplasia, is a dental condition characterized by an excessive growth of gum tissue. This condition can lead to various dental problems and may require treatment to maintain healthy oral hygiene. At Concierge Dental, we are here to provide you with information and solutions to address gum tissue overgrowth. 
The treatment approach depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition. Treatment options may include: 

Electrosurgery: During this treatment, a specialized dental instrument called an electrosurgical unit is used. The device generates a controlled electrical current that cuts and vaporizes the excess gum tissue. It also helps to seal blood vessels, minimizing bleeding during the procedure. 

Laser Therapy: Laser therapy for gum tissue overgrowth involves the use of dental lasers to remove or reshape excess gum tissue. Laser treatment is precise and minimally invasive, making it a popular choice for many patients. 

Gum Tissue Overgrowth FAQs

Q. What causes gum tissue overgrowth? 

  1. Gum tissue overgrowth can be caused by various factors, including: 
  • Poor oral hygiene 
  • Certain medications, such as antiseizure drugs and calcium channel blockers 
  • Medical conditions like leukemia and Crohn’s disease 
  • Genetics 

Q. What are the symptoms of gum tissue overgrowth? 

A. The symptoms of gum tissue overgrowth may include: 

  • Swollen and enlarged gums 
  • Gums that bleed easily 
  • Discomfort or pain while eating or brushing 
  • Difficulty in maintaining proper oral hygiene due to excessive gum tissue 

Q. Is gum tissue overgrowth preventable? 

A. In many cases, gum tissue overgrowth can be prevented or minimized through proper oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups can help maintain healthy gums. If you are taking medications known to cause gum tissue overgrowth, discussing alternatives with your healthcare provider may also be an option 

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