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An extensive denture‑induced hyperplasia of maxilla

KM Veena
H Jagadishchandra
J Sequria
SK Hameed
L Chatra
P Shenai


Denture‑induced hyperplasia is a reactive lesion arising from excessive and chronic mechanical pressure on the vestibular oral mucosa. It has a female predilection and it is mostly seen in the maxilla. The size of the lesion may be as small as a few millimeters to massive lesion involving the entire vestibule. It is usually asymptomatic but sometimes severe inflammation and ulceration can occur. Elimination of the inflammation and excision of the lesion is the treatment of choice. Denture induced hyperplasia in right maxillary buccal vestibule in a middle age old female patient was presented. Surgical excision was done and new denture was fabricated.

Keywords: Denture hyperplasia, Denture, Epulis fissuratum

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