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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 154-158

A rare case of amlodipine-induced gingival overgrowth circumferential to dental implant healing abutments and its management: A 2-year follow-up study

1 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Inderprastha Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-4003.191729

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Calcium channel blockers have been implicated throughout literature for gingival hyperplasia around natural teeth as an untoward side effect, with amlodipine exhibiting the least prevalence rate. This clinical report describes a rare case of hyperplasia of tissues around titanium dental implants in a 62-year-old hypertensive Caucasian male patient receiving Amlodipine® 5 mg/day for 10 years. Clinically, the enlargement appeared circumferentially enveloping the healing abutments placed 4 months, following the placement of the implants. Elimination of local factors followed by surgical resection to facilitate the insertion of prosthesis with supportive periodontal therapy was planned. The area healed satisfactorily with no recurrence observed for the next 2 years, thus confirming that periodontal treatment alone without any drug substitution or withdrawal can efficiently generate agreeable gingival response.

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