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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235-237

Pills to pearls: Drug-induced gingival overgrowth

Consultant Periodontist, Shri Krishna Dental Clinic, Bardoli, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Varshal J Barot
E-2/5, Professors Quarters' New Civil Hospital Campus, Majura Gate, Surat - 395 001, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_60_18

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Drug-induced gingival overgrowth is a well-known side effect associated with drugs such as anticonvulsants, calcium-channel blockers, and immunosuppressant. Calcium channel blockers are extensively used in the field of cardiovascular therapeutics. The aim of this paper is to increase the awareness and teamwork approach among medical practitioners/physicians and dentists to advise their patients beforehand of the possible side effects associated and highlight the importance of oral hygiene in preventing oral diseases and maintaining good oral health. Thus, making patients oral health literate is the first step in promoting the concept of “oral health = overall health.”

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