Plasma and gingival crevicular fluid phenytoin concentrations as risk factors for gingival overgrowth


Guncu G. N. , Caglayan F., Dincel A., Bozkurt A., Saygi S., Karabulut E.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.77, no.12, pp.2005-2010, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2006.060103
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2005-2010

Abstract

Background: Gingival enlargement is one of the side effects associated with the administration of phenytoin. The mechanism by which phenytoin induces gingival enlargement is not well understood. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between plasma and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) phenytoin concentrations and the degree of gingival overgrowth in patients with similar gingival and plaque indices and also to determine the risk factors for gingival enlargement.