Non –surgical approach in the management of amlodipine induced gingival enlargement

*, Shrestha C and *, Uppoor A S and *, Mahesh CP and Kamath, Deepa G (2010) Non –surgical approach in the management of amlodipine induced gingival enlargement. Journal of Nepal dental Association , 11 (1). pp. 46-48.

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Drug induced gingival enlargement is a well-documented unwanted side effect within the literature. It has been associated with the use of three different types of pharmaceutical agents, including phenytoin, cyclosporine and calcium channel blocking agents. Amlodipine belongs to the dihydropyridine –derived calcium blocking agents that may cause the side effect of drug induced gingival enlargement. Treatment options include meticulous plaque control, and in severe cases gingivectomy. Gingival enlargement can be prevented with meticulous plaque control or avoidance of the offending medication. This paper presents a rare case of amlodipine induced gingival overgrowth in a 40 year old male patient. The treatment aspect included Phase -1 therapy, substitution of the drug and maintenance and supportive therapy resulting in excellent clinical outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amlodipine, Gingival enlargement, Non surgical
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 09:46
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 09:46

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