The effects of antiepileptic drugs on oral health.

  title={The effects of antiepileptic drugs on oral health.},
  author={Angelica Lee Petrina Cornacchio and Jorge G. Burneo and Cecilia E Aragon},
OBJECTIVE Long-term use of phenytoin (PHT) causes gingival hyperplasia; however, little is known about the oral side effects of other antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Through a systematic review of the literature, we explored the effects of AEDs on the oral health of patients with epilepsy. METHODS We searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane library between January 1963 and August 2010. The search strategy retrieved 170 abstracts. We included studies that involved original research and had ≥ 10… CONTINUE READING


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