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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 865-867

Idiopathic desquamative gingivitis

1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, King Khalid University, College of Dentistry, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong, India
3 School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 Department of Periodontics, JKK Nattraja Dental College, Komarapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Krishna Dental Clinic, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Rajeev Arunachalam
Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong
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DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_622_20

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Desquamative gingivitis is described as an erythematous, desquamated gingival lesion. There are many etiologic factors for the appearance of such lesions. The aim of this case report is to diagnose the cause of the lesion by analyzing the complete medical, dental, and personal histories. An elaborated differential diagnosis is done, and the lesion is successfully treated accordingly. The gold standard treatment is usually provided by systemic or topical corticosteroids. Another treatment option is antioxidant therapy which provides rapid healing of the tissue

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