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Volume 30 , Issue 1
January/February 2010

Pages 63-71

Full-Mouth Disinfection as a Nonsurgical Treatment Approach for Drug-Induced Gingival Overgrowth: A Series of 11 Cases

Bettina Dannewitz, Priv Doz, Dr Med Dent/Jörg Kristian Krieger, Dr Med Dent/Isabel Simon, Dr Med Dent/Jens Dreyhaupt, Dr Rer Nat, Dipl-Math/Hans Jörg Staehle, Prof Dr Med, Dr Med Dent/Peter Eickholz

PMID: 20224832
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0898

The treatment of drug-induced gingival overgrowth is compounded by the high recurrence rate resulting from chronic use of the medication and the persistence of other risk factors. In this case series, the treatment outcome of a nonsurgical periodontal therapy, according to the concept of full-mouth disinfection in 11 patients with drug-induced gingival overgrowth, is described. All clinical parameters improved significantly after therapy. Only 6% of teeth received further surgical treatment. The clinical situation remained stable during the recall. The present case series suggests that full-mouth disinfection might be a beneficial treatment concept for drug-induced gingival overgrowth, reducing the need for further surgical intervention. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2010;30:63–71.)

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