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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66199

Incidence of gingival hyperplasia among children of 14-17 years of age undergoing orthodontic treatment

Aayush Ranjan Deb,Lalit Patil,Avinash Jaiswal,Shreya pandey,Aslam Hisam Qasmi, Jaspinder kaur


Background: To study the incidence of gingival hyperplasia in children of 14 to 17 years undergoing orthodontic treatment. Materials & methods:A total of 120 patients were enrolled. Subjects of the age group 14 to 17 years were selected. All subjects were undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. They were divided into the categories according to the duration of orthodontic treatment. G0 (control), G1, G2 and G3. Data was collected and result was evaluated using SPSS software. P-value with less than 0.001 was considered significant. Results: A total of 120 subjects were enrolled. They were divided into groups G0, G1, G2 and G3 as 30 in each groups. In G0, the gingival hyperplasia was absent in almost all the cases. In G1, 24 cases did not showed gingival hyperplasia and in 6 cases it was present. In G2, total of 13 had gingival hyperplasia and in 17 was absent Conclusion:The duration of orthodontic treatment significantly influenced the occurrence of gingival hyperplasia.


orthodontic treatment, gingival hyperplasia, children.

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