Adaptive devices and orofacial exercise improve gingival health in adults with systemic sclerosis

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Medical treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc), and its complications involves the use of immunosuppressants and calcium channel blockers which are known to increase the risk of developing gingival hyperplasia . In addition defective vascularity and alterations of the  microcirculation of the gingival tissues may lead to gingival inflammation. Sicca symptoms (including dry mouth) are also [read the full story…]