Title: Amlodipine Induced Gingival Overgrowth and its Nonsurgical Management– A Case Report
Authors: Dr Suchetha Aghanashini, Dr Suma Prashanth, Dr Apoorva. S.M, Dr Darshan. B.M, Dr Sapna.N, Dr Divya Bhat
Gingival enlargement or overgrowth is a well-known adverse effect associated with three major groups of drugs i.e., anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers, and immunosuppressants. Among calcium channel blockers, nifedipine is the commonest cause for drug induced gingival overgrowth with the incidence of 10% whereas case report of gingival enlargement due to amlodipine are very less compared to nifedipine. Hence, we hereby report a case of amlodipine induced gingival overgrowth which intends to highlight the efficacy of conservative management with scaling, root planing and drug substitution.
Keywords: gingival overgrowth, amlodipine, scaling and root planing, drug substitution.