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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 191-193

Nifedipine-induced gingival enlargement: Correlation with dose and oral hygiene


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
3 KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Namakkal (Dt), Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Mookambikai Dental College, Kulasekaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Paramel Mohan Sunil
Department of Oral Pathology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.100268

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Gingival enlargement is a common finding in a routine dental practice. Though it has many etiological factors, enlargement due to drugs which are administered to treat the systemic problems is of major concern which needs attention. Here, we present a case of nifedipine-induced gingival enlargement and discuss the reason for the enlargement.


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