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Severe gingival enlargement associated with herbal growth supplement

1 Department of Periodontics, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Department of Periodontics, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.187432

Gingival enlargement is a common side effect of calcium channel blocker drugs. Many over the counter available drugs contain extracts of Lepidium sativum and Acacia arabica that have been found to block calcium channels to exert their pharmacological effects. In this report, we describe a case of severe gingival enlargement in an 18-year-old female which developed after taking a height promoting drug containing extracts of L. sativum and A. arabica. She was successfully treated with nonsurgical and surgical periodontal therapy, after discontinuation of the growth supplement.

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