Gingival foreign body granuloma in conjunction with the use of a dental water jet: A case report

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Foreign body gingivitis has been described as an inflammatory reaction of marginal or attached gingival tissues due to foreign material in the connective tissue. This article presents the case of a 58-year-old woman with the chief complaint of periodic discomfort in her maxillary "gums" and redness in the facial gingival tissues of the maxillary anterior segment. A biopsy showed a granulomatous reaction in both the red and neutral areas. The patient revealed that she had been using a water jet device on a high pressure setting. She was advised to discontinue the water jet use, after which the gingival redness and inflammation began to subside, and appeared normal at 3- and 6-month follow-up visits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral dentistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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