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Journal of Dental Specialities

Phenytoin – induced gingival overgrowth: a case report

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Author Details : Reetika Gaddale, Shrikar R. Desai, Ilangovan Karthikeyan, Sangeeta S. Kulkarni

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 160-163

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Drug-induced gingival overgrowth (DIGO) is a common clinical finding which can be treated either by nonsurgical and/or surgical techniques which will reduce the rate of recurrence. Wherever possible the required management strategy should be adopted as per the case. This case report describes the management of a patient with phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth by both non-surgical and surgical approaches.

Keywords: Drug-induced gingival overgrowth, Phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth, Gingival enlargement, Gingivectomy

How to cite : Gaddale R, Desai S R, Karthikeyan I, Kulkarni S S, Phenytoin – induced gingival overgrowth: a case report. J Dent Spec 2017;5(2):160-163

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