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Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis in an Adult Patient Using an Orthodontic Appliance

DOI: 10.4067/S0718-381X2010000200009

Keywords: adult, stomatitis, herpetic/diagnosis, orthodontics.

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Abstract:

the present article describes a clinical case of an adult patient using an orthodontic appliance, who returned to the dental office after the placement of orthodontic mini-implants, complaining of aphthas. by means of clinical and case history evaluation the diagnosis of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis was reached. the treatment was prescription of an antiviral agent associated with a chlorhexidine-based oral mouthwash. one week after their onset, there was complete regression of the lesions.

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