Gingiva

Gingival Hyperplasia

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Gingival Hyperplasia

  • Causes
  1. Medication causes
    1. Phenytoin (Dilantin) occurs in 40-50% pts
    2. Calcium Channel Blockers (occurs rarely)
      1. Nifedipine (Procardia)
      2. Diltiazem (Cardizem)
    3. Cyclosporine
  2. Other causes
    1. Puberty
    2. Pregnancy
    3. Leukemia
    4. Blood dyscrasias
  • Signs
  1. Gingiva heaped up and partially cover teeth