Drug - Induced Gingival Overgrowth

Warraporn Suwannarong


Drug-induced gingival overgrowth was first reported in the dental literature in early 1960s in institutionalized epileptic children who were received phenytoni for treatment of seizures.Drug associated with gingival overgrowth can be categorized broadly into three major groups according to their therapeutic actions,namely anticonvulsants, immunosupressants and calcium channel blockers. Currently,the etiology f drug-induced gingival overgrowth is not entirely understood but is believed to be multifactorial. This asticle reviews the definition of drug-inducced gingival overgrowth,clinical features and histologic, incidence, pathogenesis, risk factors and treatments

Key words : Drug-induced gingival overgrowth, phenytoin, cyclosporine , calcium channel blockers

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Khon Kaen University Dental Journal - วิทยาสารทันตแพทยศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น

 ISSN : 08599254

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