Multidisciplinary Management of Desquamative Gingivitis with Periodontal Disease

  • Chia Wei Cheah
  • Rathna Devi Vaithilingam
  • Norazlina Mohammad
  • Chong Huat Siar

Abstract

Oral lichen planus is a disorder that affects the oral mucosal. Desquamative gingivitis (DG) is usually a manifestation of oral lichen planus (OLP) and may be the only clinical presentation of these disorders. There is erosion of the superficial epithelium layer. Such lesions impede proper oral hygiene indirectly increase the long-term risk for plaque-induced periodontal disease via plaque accumulation. This case report presents a multidisciplinary management of an Indian male, who suffer from OLP related desquamative gingivitis with the diagnosis of generalized chronic periodontitis. The patient was jointly managed by oral medicine specialist, periodontist and prosthodontist. Proper mangement and long term maintenance can significantly reduce the morbidity in patients associated with these conditions.

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Author Biographies

Rathna Devi Vaithilingam

Assoc Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Norazlina Mohammad

Senior lecturer, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Sains Islam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Chong Huat Siar

Professor, Department of Oro-Maxillofacial Surgical and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Published
2019-08-28
How to Cite
CHEAH, Chia Wei et al. Multidisciplinary Management of Desquamative Gingivitis with Periodontal Disease. Annals of Dentistry University of Malaya, [S.l.], v. 26, p. 30-33, aug. 2019. ISSN 2462-2060. Available at: <https://adum.um.edu.my/article/view/14029>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2019.
Section
Case Report