The gingival hyperplasia is a condition in which increase in volume in benign, slow and gradual development of the gingival tissue, causing significant discomfort and aesthetic function in patients. It is classified as idiopathic, inflammatory, and hereditary drug, according to its etiology, and that each variant has its peculiarities that must be well understood by the Clinical-Dentist, in order to achieve the appropriate treatment for each case. This paper reviews the recent literature on gingival hyperplasia, addressing its etiology and treatment given, and clinical case report of hereditary gingival fibromatosis in the surgical therapy was performed successfully
KEY WORD: gingival hyperplasia, gingivectomy, periodontal surgery.
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GUIDUCCI, R. C.; VIEIRA, M. L. S.; DE OLIVEIRA, M.; CHAVES, M. G. A. M.; LOURENÇO, A. H. T. & JÚNIOR, E. T. L. Treatment of gingival hyperplasia in a dental school of Brazil. General concept, diagnosis and treatment. Int. J. Odontostomat., 3(1):55-60, 2009.