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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Management of amlodipine-induced gingival enlargement by diode laser

Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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D Deepa
Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Delhi Haridwar By Pass Road, Meerut - 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2455-3069.184136

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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are one of the most commonly used drugs for the management of cardiovascular disorders. Amlodipine, a third-generation CCB, has been shown to promote gingival overgrowth (GO). The mechanism through which these medications trigger a connective tissue response is still poorly understood. Surgical intervention is the most effective treatment of drug-induced GO along with withdrawal or substitution of medication combined with meticulous oral hygiene, plaque control, and removal of local irritants. Here, we report successful management of a case of amlodipine-induced gingival enlargement by combination of the above-mentioned treatment modalities.

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