Clinical Findings

At presentation, a grayish-purple soft and asymptomatic swelling of one year’s duration was identified to be associated with a Branemark implant in the area of tooth #28 (Figure 1). At probing, the lesion easily bled, which was also reported to be the case with tooth brushing. Probing around the implant measured 3 mm on the lingual , 5 mm on the mesial, 7 mm on the buccal and 5 mm on the distal.

Figure 1. At first visit the gingival swelling around implant of tooth # 28 area was clearly apparent.  Note the swelling to be exophytic, sessile, purplish-gray and mostly on the buccal aspect of the implant.