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Eastpoint Pet Clinic, P.C.

(520) 790-4742

3/11 Gingival Hyperplasia (GH)

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Gingival Hyperplasia (GH) is a common condition in dogs where the gum tissue starts to proliferate and thicken.  The severity can vary from a simple thickening to a generalized fibrous response that involves the entire mouth. This condition presents the greatest problem and challenge in the Boxer breed.  Causes of GH include periodontal disease, cyclosporin, seizure medication and certain heart drugs.


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Clinical Features

  • Bad Odor
  • Increased Pocket Depth
  • Advanced Periodontal Disease
  • Gingival Tissue that covers single or multiple teeth



Treatment & Discussion

  The diagnosis can be based on clinical appearance or by submitting tissue for the final determination.  Preoperative diagnostics can be done when indicated prior to the procedure.  Surgical removal of excessive hyperplastic tissue with reshaping of the gingival margins, can be accomplished many different ways.  We find the best results occur when a surgical blade and CO2 Laser are used in combination.  The condition may require more than one treatment in the event that tooth extractions are needed.


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                          3 weeks post-op                               

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Tucson Veterinary is a certified Veterinary specializing in 3/11 Gingival Hyperplasia (GH), pet hospital, vet clinic, emergency vet and much more in Tucson, AZ. We also do Dental Cleaning/Advanced Dental Care, Endodontics, Prosthodontics & Restorations, Orthodontics, Dental Radiology, FORLs & LPGS, Dental Implant Replacement Surgery, Periodontics, Trauma & Oral Orthopedics, Surgical Procedures, Radiology, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Ultrasound, Cat Vaccinations, Dog Vaccinations, On Site Lab Services, Routine Preventative Care, Comprehensive Physical Exam, Emergency Medical Care, Flea And Tick Prevention, Pulse Oximetery Monitor, Microchip Idenification and all work related in the 85710 area and surrounding areas in Tucson