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Drug Induced Gingival Overgrowth (DIGO).


StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Apr 27.

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YMT Dental College, Navi Mumbai
Vasantdada Patil Dental College Hospital


Drug-induced gingival overgrowth (DIGO), also referred to as drug-induced gingival enlargement, was previously referred to as drug-induced gingival hyperplasia. It is a noted side-effect of certain drugs given for non-dental uses where the gingival tissue is not the intended target organ. The chief amongst them being anticonvulsants, immunosuppressants and calcium channel blockers.[1] This is of great importance as gingival overgrowth impedes proper dental hygiene and apart from the cosmetic disfigurement, causes painful chewing and eating. Hence, patient education and information about the condition and its management are required.

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