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Related to gingival hypertrophy: Dilantin gingival hyperplasia
an increase in the size of gum tissue encircling the teeth. It may be caused by gum inflammation and periodontal disease.
Hypertrophy of the gums, sometimes associated with prolonged treatment with medications such as cyclosporine, nifedipine, or phenytoin. Thorough professional cleaning of the teeth, electrosurgical, laser, or conventional surgical treatments can remove the excess tissue.
See also: hypertrophy