Drug Influenced Gingival Diseases
Commonly used drugs can lead to gingival changes including hyperplasia (overgrowth) and gingivitis. There are no specific bacteria or risk factors other than poor plaque/biofilm control associated with these gingival diseases.
Drug Influenced Gingival Enlargement
Medications taken for certain conditions can cause gingival hyperplasia. Those medications include:
Drug Influenced Gingivitis
A systemic medication may cause an exaggerated response to plaque/biofilm.
Oral Contraceptive Associated Gingivitis
The use of oral contraceptives causes gingival inflammation similar to that seen in pregnancy.
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