The 411 On Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis
From stains and cavities to impacted wisdom teeth and gum disease, the various issues that can affect the look and health of your smile are overwhelming. While most of these issues are easy to diagnose, other dental disorders can be a bit more challenging to understand. Gingival fibromatosis is a rare hereditary condition that affects 1 in every 750,000 people. Also known as HGF, the disorder affects the gum tissue mainly, causing the gums to grow excessively over time, eventually covering the teeth.