Multidisciplinary Management of Desquamative Gingivitis with Periodontal Disease
Keywords:Oral lichen planus, Desquamative gingivitis, Solo brushing technique, Regular recall
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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