December 2007: Gingival swelling between teeth #s 8 & 9
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Monty Tolman
Periodontics and Implant clinic, Olympia, WA
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This 61-year-old female was referred by her dentist to a periodontogist for evaluation of an enlarging exophytic, slightly lobular, red and ulcerated gingival swelling between teeth #s 8 & 9 (Figure 1). The area was reported to be slightly painful; it was also reported that the lesion was of cosmetic concern to the patient. She is a mouth-breather and had heavy sub-gingival calculus.
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