Document Type: Case Reports

Authors

1 Dept. of Periodontics, Rama Dental College and Research center, Kanpur, India.

2 Postgraduate Student, Dept. of Periodontics, Rama Dental College and Research Center, Kanpur, India.

3 Senior Lecturer, Rama Dental College and Research Center, Kanpur, India.

4 Reader, Dept. of Periodontics, Rama Dental College and Research Center, Kanpur, India.

Abstract

Gingival enlargement can be caused by a variety of etiological factors like inflammation, drugs, and systemic diseases or can be presented as a part of a syndrome. One such syndrome is Jones Syndrome, which is associated with gingival enlargement and progressive hearing loss. We present here a case of fifteen-year-old boy with gingival enlargement, hearing loss, and generalized alveolar bone loss and diagnosed as Jones syndrome. The diagnosis was made based on history, clinical, radiographic, and histopathological findings. Gingival enlargement was surgically managed using gingivectomy and no recurrence was observed. The patient showed remarkable esthetical and functional improvement.Key Words: Gingival enlargement; Jones syndrome; Gingivectomy