Treatment Options for Drug-Associated Gingival Enlargement

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Here’s an overview of various treatment options for drugs known to cause Gum disease/Gingival Enlargement.đź’Š

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Surgical Approach (Diagrammatic View); MGJ: Muco-gingival junction; BL: Bucco-lingual; CT: Connective Tissue
Decision Tree for treatment of Drug-Associated Gingival Enlargement

Source: Carranza’s Clinical Periodontolgy, 10th Ed


Gingiva (part 1)

The gingiva is the part of the oral mucosa that covers the alveolar processes of the jaws and surrounds the necks of the teeth.

Parts of the gingiva
Interdental gingiva
Microscopic features
Langerhans cell
Merkel cell
Production of melanin

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Source – carranza clinical periodontology and Google images