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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Amlodipine induced gingival overgrowth- A case report

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Case Report

Author Details : Alkesh Shende, Rohit Kulshrestha*, Prajakta Karambe, Nida Sumra, Megha Chowdhari

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 155-156

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Patients on anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers and immuno-suppressants therapy often experience gingival overgrowth. Oral functions like mastication, speech, tooth eruption and aesthetics is hampered by gingival overgrowth. It impacts routine oral hygiene procedures which leads to increased plaque retention and resultant inflammatory overgrowth. Similar clinical and microscopic features of overgrowth are seen with the use of different drugs. Gingival overgrowth is treated by thorough oral prophylaxis i.e. scaling and polishing, drug substitution is done only if new drug has fewer adverse effects and if overgrowth persists surgical removal of excess soft tissue is advised. This article is a case report of commonly used calcium channel blocker Amlodipine which induces gingival overgrowth in few cases. It is treated by a combination of a rigorous oral hygiene regime, and in cases where aesthetics, function or speech are compromised surgery is advised.


Keywords: Gingival overgrowth, Drug, Management, Hyperplasia.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2019.034

How to cite : Shende A , Kulshrestha R , Karambe P , Sumra N , Chowdhari M , Amlodipine induced gingival overgrowth- A case report. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2019;5(4):155-156

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