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Volume 18 , Issue 1
January/February 1998

Pages 81-85

Effect of Treatment on Cyclosporine- and Nifedipine-Induced Gingival Enlargement: Clinical and Histologic Results


PMID: 9558559
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0250

The clinical and histologic responses to periodontal treatment of gingival enlargements, induced when cyclosporine and nifedipine were administered singly or in combination, were evaluated. A significant corerlation was noted between plaque, gingivitis, and gingival overgrowth. Severity of enlargement appeared to be greater in patients on combined therapy. All treatment appraoches such as scaling, root planing, gingivectomy, and periodontal flaps, and a combination of therapies, wre effective in the management of gingival overgrowth up to 1 year after completion of treatment. Adjunctive use of chlorhexidine was found to be beneficial.

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