Gingivitis chronica desquamativa

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Saturday 22 December 2007 with 0 comments



Etiology - unclear.

Pathologic anatomy - diffusive erythema and an epithelium peeling.

Clinical picture - the gingiva has a dotted or a “map-like” spotted appearance and bright red color. The epithelium smears under a slight pressure. Very high painfulness.

Therapy - a causal therapy does not exist. Corticoids and estrogens are sometimes used with success. Removal of factors causing a local irritation.

Category: Periodontics Notes

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