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PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 4     19. Dec. 2007
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 4  (19.12.2007)

Page 277-286


Diagnosis, treatment and long-term maintenance of a patient with drug-associated gingival enlargement
Tan, Wah Ching / Lim, Lum Peng / Lang, Niklaus Peter
This case report illustrates the diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up of a patient with ciclosporin- and nifedipine-associated gingival enlargement. The patient was treated successfully without changing his medications. The main aim of the treatment was to reduce the extent of the gingival enlargement, thus restoring dental health, function and aesthetics. Following initial periodontal therapy, a surgical phase was performed. The patient was followed for two years with no recurrence of his gingival enlargement.

Keywords: ciclosporin, gingival enlargement, maintenance, nifedipine