Talk:Gingival hyperplasia

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Why is this article written as though this phenomenon applies predominantly to dogs, and perhaps, sometimes, almost, kind-of, sort-of may somehow have something to do with humans, who also just happen to possess gingiva as well? As gingiva exist in the mouth, it is primarily a dental issue, and as this is an encyclopedia for human consumption, this should be incorporated primarily within the WikiProject Dentistry. I intend to rewrite this article from a proper standpoint for an encyclopedia written by humans, and the canine-realated information may remain at the bottom. DRosenbach (Talk | Contribs) 22:51, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

There is a simple answer to your question, which is that a veterinarian wrote the article (me) and I know nothing about the condition in humans. By all means expand the article, and I appreciate you allowing the canine information to remain. Honestly, I'm surprised it's taken so long for someone from the dentistry project to get to this, since I wrote it over a year ago. --Joelmills 22:57, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, great! It's good to see collaborations on articles. I do not know how I missed this article, but it definitely should be taken a look at by WP:DENT. The article will benefit by having a medical perspective as a base to the information. - - Dozenist talk 00:52, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I apologize for not directing WP:DENT's attention to this last year, but I was fairly new and didn't know that was appropriate. If you do need anything from a veterinary standpoint, let me know. It is really an interesting condition, because if I'm not mistaken, in humans and other species, it is usually a side effect from medications or secondary to some oral pathology, but in the Boxer breed, it is actually rare not to see it in older cases. Unfortunately, the veterinary literature is pretty sparse for this condition, so I've never made into more than a stub. --Joelmills 01:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)