Antiepileptic drugs and oral health

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Epilepsy affects between 40-70 per 100,000 of the population in the developed world.  Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in particular phenytoin (PHT) is associated with gingival hyperplasia(GH) . The aim of this review was to explore the effects of all AEDs on oral health. The authors searched PubMed, EMBASE the Cochrane library and bibliographies of relevant articles. [read the full story…]