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Gingival Overgrowth

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Gingival Overgrowth

Gingival overgrowth may be a side effect from medications such as calcium channel blockers, phenytoin sodium, and cyclosporine. Poor oral hygiene aggravates the condition and can lead to superimposed infections. Severe overgrowth can impair tooth eruption, chewing, and appearance.

NIDCR publication:
Oral Conditions in Children With Special Needs: A Guide for Health Care Providers

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This page last updated: February 26, 2014