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Article: Volume 45 Number 3 Page 256 - March 2018

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Periodontics:  The Impact of Medication on the Periodontium: A Review of the Literature

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Abstract: Periodontal disease is a plaque-related disease. Although systemic medications cannot initiate periodontal disease, they can, however, adversely affect the periodontal tissues and exacerbate existing disease. Medications can have an effect on oral health, periodontal disease diagnosis, gingival and oral mucosal tissues or the alveolar bone. Side-effects of systemic medications require various levels of management. Ultimately, a strict oral hygiene regimen is essential to prevent and reduce the effect of medications on the periodontal tissues. The aim of this paper is to present the effects of various medications on the periodontium, educate and increase awareness for dental professionals of these effects and discuss management protocols.

Clinical relevance: This paper aims to provide an overview of the medications affecting the periodontium and the management of drug-influenced gingival diseases.

Author notes: Sehrish Khalid, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), Dental Core Trainee in Restorative Dentistry, Despoina Chatzistavrianou, DDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MClinDent(Pros), MPros RCS(Ed), Specialist in Prosthodontics, Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Fiona Blair, BDS, LDS, FDS(Rest) RCPS, MSc, DRD, MRD, Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital and University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, 5 Mill Pool Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7EG UK.

Objective: To provide an overview of the medications affecting the periodontium and the management of drug-influenced gingival diseases. Enhanced CPD DO C

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