BMC Oral Health 2018 08 20;18(1):140. Epub 2018 Aug 20.
Department of Periodontics, Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Graduate Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Science, Chang Gung University, 6F., No.199, Dunhua N. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City, 105, Taiwan.
Background: Drug-induced gingival enlargement is a common condition which can be observed in patients taking immunosuppressive medications following organ transplant surgery. The disfiguring excessive tissue often hinders proper oral hygiene practices, therefore accompanied by periodontitis, tooth mobility, and even pathological tooth migration in extreme cases. This case report presents a conservative treatment protocol for a patient with the aforementioned conditions involving neither surgical nor orthodontic intervention. Read More