Impact of Periodontal Therapy in Patients with Sturge-weber SyndromeCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Gisele Maria Campos Fabri,
Rua José Lourenço Kelmer s/n- São Pedro, Juiz de Fora– MGCEP- 36036-900, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
A 19 years old female patient, presented with the chief complaint of pain and swelling on her face. At physical examination, facial asymmetry and “port wine” spots on the left face were seen. Clinical examination: dental biofilm presence and dental calculus, spontaneous gingival bleeding, gingival hyperplasia, contour alteration and gingival tissue staining. Radiographic examination revealed radiolucent images and widening of the periodontal ligament space in the posterior region. This case emphasises the importance of dental follow-up of patients with Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS), demonstrating that careful periodontal treatment and orientation of oral hygiene care are fundamental to maintain the health and quality of life.
Angiomatosis, Gingival hyperplasia, Oral hygiene, Periodontal diseases
Iasminy Soares de Oliveira, Teresa Cristina Esteves, André Caroli Rocha, Maria Das Graças Afonso Miranda Chaves, Gisele Maria Campos Fabri. IMPACT OF PERIODONTAL THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH STURGE-WEBER SYNDROME. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 May [cited: 2019 May 22 ]; 13:ED04-ED06. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 27, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Dec 15, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Mar 27, 2019
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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