As the title implies, there is a condition that might affect the gums known as gingival enlargements and it may result in the formation of false pockets. Its characterized by the increase in the bulk of the gums as result of certain systemic conditions or side effects of some drugs.
In this new article, I will be talking about different acute gum lesions. But before that, let me explain the difference between acute & chronic lesions. Acute lesions are those with a sudden onset & often manifested by pain, while chronic lesions, are those with slow gradual onset & increase in severity, they are often asymptomatic unless the lesion is big enough to compress on nerves & cause pain.
I will be referring to gums in this article to the term Gingiva for accurate scientific understanding.
Acute Gingival Lesions, as the name implies they occur in the gingiva & they are of acute type. They include: Acute Gingival Abscess, Acute Herpetic Gingivostomatitis, Pericoronitis, Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, Acute Candidiasis, Aphthous Stomatitis, where I will be talking about them separately.