Surgical Management of Amlodipine Induced Gingival Enlargement - A Case Report

Authors

  • Benju Shrestha Periodontology and Oral Implantology Unit, Department of Dental Surgery, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal
  • Krishna Prasad Lamichhane Periodontology and Oral Implantology Unit, Department of Dental Surgery, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal
  • Shaili Pradhan Periodontology and Oral Implantology Unit, Department of Dental Surgery, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal
  • Ranjita Shrestha Gorkhali Periodontology and Oral Implantology Unit, Department of Dental Surgery, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal
  • Pramod Kumar Koirala Periodontology and Oral Implantology Unit, Department of Dental Surgery, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnspoi.v4i1.30901

Keywords:

Amlodipine, gingival enlargement, surgical excision

Abstract

Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, used with increasing frequency as antihypertensive and anti-angina drug has been found associated with gingival enlargement. It causes unesthetic appearance and formation of new niches for periodonto-pathogenic bacteria. If severe, it causes difficulty in mastication, speech and oral hygiene maintenance. Its treatment is still largely limited to meticulous oral hygiene maintenance, drug substitution, professional scaling and root planning and surgical excision of enlarged gingival tissue. There are very few reports of amlodipine-induced gingival enlargement at a dose of 5 mg. This case report discusses amlodipine-induced gingival enlargement and its management.

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Published

2020-08-28

How to Cite

Shrestha, B., Lamichhane, K. P., Pradhan, S., Gorkhali, R. S., & Koirala, P. K. (2020). Surgical Management of Amlodipine Induced Gingival Enlargement - A Case Report. Journal of Nepalese Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, 4(1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnspoi.v4i1.30901

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Case Reports