Dental Concerns

See also Dental Concerns for Calcium Channel Blocking Agents. General

1. Quarterly visits to assess for gingival hyperplasia.

2. Vasoconstrictors should be used with caution, in low doses, and with careful aspiration. Epinephrine-im-pregnated gingival retraction cords should be avoided Client/Family Teaching

1. Practice frequent careful oral hygiene to minimize the incidence and severity of drug-induced gingival hy-perplasia.

2. Need for frequent visits with a dental health professional if hyperpla-sia occurs

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