- Volume 23 Issue 2
The authors treated a 58-year old female patient who had come to the Department of Oral Medicine, KNUH due to the chief complaints of gingival enlargement and bleeding on the upper and lower jaw. The lesions were diagnosed as cyclosporin-A induced gingival enlargement by patient's history and clinical examination. The patient was treated with gingivectomy using pulsed Nd:YAG laser. After gingivectomy the wound was compressed with 0.1% chlorhexidine-soaked gauze to prevent relapse of the lesion. Good healing process was observed and there were no recurrences until 3-month follow-up visit. From the results of this clinical trial it was suggested that a pulsed Nd:YAG laser gingivectomy would be helpful for the treatment of cyclosporin-A induced gingival enlargement in renal transplant patients.