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Journal of Dental Specialities

Phenytoin – induced gingival overgrowth: a case report

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Author Details: Reetika Gaddale, Shrikar R. Desai, Ilangovan Karthikeyan, Sangeeta S. Kulkarni

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 160

Article End Page : 163


Drug-induced gingival overgrowth (DIGO) is a common clinical finding which can be treated either by nonsurgical and/or surgical techniques which will reduce the rate of recurrence. Wherever possible the required management strategy should be adopted as per the case. This case report describes the management of a patient with phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth by both non-surgical and surgical approaches.

Keywords: Drug-induced gingival overgrowth, Phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth, Gingival enlargement, Gingivectomy