What Are the Implications of Untreated Gingival Hyperplasia?
If you are a patient who is taking medication that may cause gingival hyperplasia, it is important to have regular dental screenings.
Untreated gingival hyperplasia can cause a number of problems to the patient. The most recognized type of gingival hyperplasia is drug-induced gingival hyperplasia. This occurs as a side effect of certain medications, such as phenytoin, cyclosporine, and nifedipine.
Gingival hyperplasia can cause functional and esthetic restrictions. It can also cause a number of problems to the patient, such as difficulty in brushing and flossing, accumulation of plaque and calculus, food impaction, malodor, and even tooth loss.