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Do I need special dental care while taking phenytoin?

If you are taking phenytoin, you may notice that your gums are growing. This is a known side effect, which you may need to control with special oral care. Talk with your dentist about the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums while on the medication. Also, let your dentist know you are taking phenytoin if you are scheduled to have dental surgery.

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