Drug-Induced Gingival Enlargement- A Practical Insight Into its Etiopathogenesis and Management

Authors

  • Simant Lamichhane Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1997-9987
  • Manoj Humagain Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences
  • Prakriti Rupakhety Chandragiri Dental Home and Implant Centre Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arjun Hari Rijal Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences
  • Bhojraj Adhikari Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/bjhs.v8i2.59862

Keywords:

Amlodipine, Calcium Channel Blockers, Gingival Overgrowth

Abstract

Drug-induced gingival enlargements are a familiar finding in a dental setup. They are seen especially in the patient on anti-convulsant, immunosuppressive, and calcium channel blockers therapy. Amlodipine used primarily as a monotherapy or in combination therapy in the management of a trailing disease like hypertension is associated with gingival enlargement constantly. This case report unveils the management of amlodipine-induced gingival enlargement and accentuates the important considerations regarding etiopathogenesis and practical ways of managing the case on a daily basis.

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Author Biographies

Simant Lamichhane, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

Lecturer, Department of Periodontics

Manoj Humagain, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

Professor, Department of Periodontics

Prakriti Rupakhety, Chandragiri Dental Home and Implant Centre Pvt. Ltd.

Dental Surgeon

Arjun Hari Rijal, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

Lecturer, Department of Periodontics

Bhojraj Adhikari, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology

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Published

2023-11-27

How to Cite

Lamichhane, S., Humagain, M., Rupakhety, P., Rijal, A. H., & Adhikari, B. (2023). Drug-Induced Gingival Enlargement- A Practical Insight Into its Etiopathogenesis and Management. Birat Journal of Health Sciences, 8(2), 2066–2069. https://doi.org/10.3126/bjhs.v8i2.59862

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Case Reports