Firm Gingival Enlargement of the Anterior Maxilla

gingival enlargement
The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

A healthy 56-year old African American woman was concerned about a large growth of the maxillary gingiva. Specifically, this gingival enlargement interfered with the wearing of a removable partial denture and was causing a distortion of the upper lip that affected her facial appearance.

After you have finished reviewing the available diagnostic information, make the diagnosis.