Hereditary Fibromatosis in a Child-A Case Report
Keywords:Family history, Hereditary gingival hyperplasia/fibromatosis, Gingivectomy, Early intervention
Enlargement of keratinized gingival tissues can be due to local irritating factors, drug-induced or hereditary. Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is attributed to mutation in son?of?sevenless gene (SOS1). We reported a case of a 9-year-old male with a major complaint of gingival enlargement and its associated unaesthetic appearance. A similar gingival enlargement was also found in a sibling without any associated drug history or syndromic conditions. Gingivectomy was done and he was followed for 6 months during which there was no recurrence. We recommend early intervention to ensure the prevention of malocclusion and aesthetic complications.