Characteristics: Lesion may appear bright red, pedunculated (stem-like), or more sessile (flat-based). Only occur on soft tissue. Inflammatory tissue will become ulcerated and be replaced with a fibrinous tissue,making it appear yellow. Lobular, smooth, and papillary. Generally occur on the maxillary anterior gingiva, lower lip, tongue, and buccal mucosa.
Dental Implications: Follow up appts for patients even after pregnancy. Trauma may led to a mucocele that matures, isftraumatized again it will lead to a developed granulation tissue.
Treatment & Prognosis: Once hormones are at a consistent and reduced level the growth will reduce. Surgery such as lasers and cryotherapy. Chemical aids such as chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinses are recommend, thorough scaling procedures and excellent home care to reduce plaque.