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Does blood pressure affect periodontal health?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, but some BP meds called cacium antagonists can cause gum disease as a side effect.
These meds include Norvasc ( amlodipine), Cardizem ( diltiazem), and verapamil.

In brief: No
No, but some BP meds called cacium antagonists can cause gum disease as a side effect.
These meds include Norvasc ( amlodipine), Cardizem ( diltiazem), and verapamil.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Speculation only
Periodontal disease can affect your overall health.
However, there is no strong proof to indicate that a causal relationship exists.

In brief: Speculation only
Periodontal disease can affect your overall health.
However, there is no strong proof to indicate that a causal relationship exists.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Stephen St james
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: Unlikely
There are all kinds of studies that attempt to link periodontal disease and systemic health.
There is no direct cause and effect.

In brief: Unlikely
There are all kinds of studies that attempt to link periodontal disease and systemic health.
There is no direct cause and effect.
Dr. Stephen St james
Dr. Stephen St james
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
In brief: No
I din't think so, but others say i may be wrong.

In brief: No
I din't think so, but others say i may be wrong.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
In brief: Yes!
Blood pressure affects many aspects of your health and your oral health is no different.
Other considerations of blood pressure affect on oral health and periodontal health is healing time, consideration of medications used to treat abnormal blood pressure, and potential use of vasoconstrictors in anesthesia used by your dentist. In other words, blood pressure has direct and indirect effects.

In brief: Yes!
Blood pressure affects many aspects of your health and your oral health is no different.
Other considerations of blood pressure affect on oral health and periodontal health is healing time, consideration of medications used to treat abnormal blood pressure, and potential use of vasoconstrictors in anesthesia used by your dentist. In other words, blood pressure has direct and indirect effects.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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