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Aust Dent J. 1999 Dec;44(4):219-32.

A clinical review of drug-induced gingival overgrowths.

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  • 1Department of Dentistry, University of Queensland.


There is an increasing number of medications associated with gingival overgrowth. These medications are used to treat a number of common conditions in the Australian population and as such dentists can expect to manage a number of patients with medication-related gingival overgrowth. This review highlights the clinical features and management of the common overgrowths associated with anticonvulsants, immunosuppressants and the calcium channel blockers.

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