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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Year: 2013, vol. 19, issue 2
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 295-297
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013192.295
Published online: 27 May 2013

J of IMAB 2013; 19(2):295-297
Elena I. Firkova1Corresponding Autor, Maria S. Panchovska2, Hristo Daskalov3
1) Department of Periodontology and Oral Diseases, Faculty of Dental Medicine, 2) Department of Internal Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, 3) Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Gingival overgrowth (GO) is one of the most important clinical features of gingival pathology. Amlodipine is a comparatively new III generation calcium channels blocker, used for management of cardiovascular disorders. Although it is considered safe, it can also rarely induce GO. A case of severe amlodipine-induced GO, complicated by inflammatory changes due to plaque accumulation is presented in a 54 years old patient.
Treatment was performed as follows: drug substitution; initial periodontal therapy –scaling and root planning (reduction of inflammatory component in the gingival tissues); Er:YAG laser-performed gingivectomy and gingivoplasty; maintenance care. The healing process went uneventful and the postoperative results were extremely esthetically and functionally satisfactory.

Key words: amlodipine, gingival overgrowth, laser-assisted surgery.

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Firkova EI, Panchovska MS, Daskalov H. Amlodipin-induced gingival overgrowth and application of Er:YAG laser in the treatment protocol. J of IMAB. 2013; 19(2):295-297. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013192.295

Correspondence to: Dr Elena Firkova, Department of Periodontology and Oral Diseases, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Plovdiv; 3, Hristo Botev Blvr., Plovdiv, Bulgaria;

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Received: 20 March 2013
Published online: 27 May 2013

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