Medications Causing Gums To Grow | Delmarva Dental Services

Medications Causing Gums To Grow

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Overgrown or enlarged gum tissue is known as “gingival overgrowth.” It is sometimes associated with antiseizure medications such as phenytoin, immunosuppressant drugs such as those taken after organ transplantations and calcium channel blockers (including nifedipine, verapamil, diltiazem and amlodipine) that are taken by some heart patients. Meticulous attention to cleaning teeth and gums is important for patients with this condition.