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Parul Sevashram's Case of Grade 2 Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement

Grade 2 Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement
Welcome to another remarkable tale of dental transformation, where expert care and cutting-edge technology go hand in hand to bring out the best in patient care. Today, we at Parul Sevashram, known for its compassion and innovation in dentistry, highlight yet another successful story.   Our journey will revolve around a complex Grade 2 Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement case and how Parul Sevashram managed it successfully.

Understanding Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement

  • What is Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement?

    Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement refers to a gum condition characterised by inflammation and swelling. This condition, more commonly called ‘swollen gums,’ is typically a reaction to bacterial plaque accumulation on the teeth. However, hormonal changes, certain medications, and genetic predisposition can also contribute significantly. The inflamed gums can be tender and red and may bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing. Left untreated, it can lead to more severe gum diseases such as periodontitis, potentially resulting in tooth loss. Moreover, research suggests a correlation between severe gum diseases and systemic health issues such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, highlighting the importance of timely intervention and appropriate dental care.
  • Grading of Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement

    Dental professionals typically classify the condition into three grades to understand the extent and severity of Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement. Grade 1 presents slight enlargement, usually as a minor swelling or redness of the gum tissue. While this stage may cause discomfort, it often goes unnoticed as it doesn’t significantly impact oral function or aesthetics. In this discussion, Grade 2, which we’ll focus on, showcases moderate swelling that engulfs half to two-thirds of the tooth. Patients frequently experience discomfort during eating and oral care practices at this level. Furthermore, the noticeable change in the gum-to-tooth ratio can affect the smile’s appearance, leading to potential self-consciousness and impacting one’s confidence. Grade 3 exhibits severe enlargement where the swelling covers the entire tooth or, in extreme cases, even extends beyond the tooth structure. This stage can considerably impaired oral functions, including eating and speaking. Moreover, it presents a significant aesthetic concern and often leads to pain and discomfort, requiring immediate professional intervention. Each grade presents unique dental challenges due to varying discomfort, functional impairment, and impact on oral aesthetics. Therefore, appropriate classification is crucial for a tailored treatment approach to resolve the immediate concern and restore the patient’s oral health and confidence.

The Role of Dental Care in Managing Gingival Enlargement

Optimal dental care plays a crucial role in managing gingival enlargement. Regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and routine dental check-ups, can prevent plaque accumulation, a common cause of this condition. These preventive measures are the first defence against gingival enlargement and other oral health issues. However, when gingival enlargement progresses to discomfort or aesthetic concerns, it calls for more specialised dental interventions. Modern dentistry offers a host of technologically advanced solutions for such severe cases. Procedures like flap surgery and gingivectomy are common approaches to treating moderate to powerful gingival enlargement. Flap surgery is a procedure that entails elevating the gum tissues to eliminate tartar deposits and minimise gum pockets, a strategy particularly effective in managing underlying periodontal disease. Conversely, gingivectomy is a surgical process aimed at excising and reshaping loose, infected gum tissue, thereby eradicating pockets that form between the teeth and gums. 

Moreover, advanced laser technology is becoming increasingly popular in managing these cases due to its precision and improved healing times. It underscores the significant strides that dentistry has made, turning once-complex procedures into routine interventions with minimal discomfort and quick recovery times.

Parul Sevashram’s Approach to Dental Care

Parul Sevashram embodies a unique blend of expertise and compassion. With a commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction, we leverage the most advanced dental technologies for diagnosis and treatment, ensuring superior outcomes. We also have pride in leveraging the most advanced dental technologies for diagnosis and treatment. Our state-of-the-art dental facilities have innovative tools and technologies, from digital X-rays for accurate diagnosis to laser treatments for precision-based interventions. These advancements allow us to provide less invasive and more effective treatment options and significantly reduce recovery time, enhancing the overall patient experience.

Case Study: Grade 2 Inflammatory Gingival Enlargement at Parul Sevashram

In this case, the patient presented with noticeable gum enlargement, covering nearly two-thirds of their teeth. Beyond aesthetic concerns, the condition also resulted in discomfort while eating.

Our team swiftly devised a comprehensive treatment plan. We initiated a gingivectomy skillfully using our advanced technology. The procedure removed excess gum tissue, restoring the teeth to the patient’s natural appearance.

The transformation was remarkable. The patient regained a beautiful smile, and their oral comfort significantly improved, thus enhancing their overall quality of life.

The Impact of Successful Dental Interventions

This successful intervention showcases the power of expert dentistry. Beyond improving oral health, such transformations restore patients’ confidence and positivity. The change in their smile often reflects a broader difference in their lives as they reclaim comfort and happiness.


This inspiring journey at our hospital, one of the best hospitals in Vadodara, demonstrates the impact of professional dental care. Follow our journey, and witness more dental success stories. Parul Sevashram continues to work towards its mission of changing lives, one smile at a time. Our team remains dedicated to creating more beautiful smiles and positive patient experiences. Discover how we continue to push the boundaries of oral health care, turning dental challenges into opportunities for transformation.
Written by Parul Sevashram Hospital  |  30 July 2023