7 doctors weighed in:

Does blood pressure affect periodontal health?

7 doctors weighed in
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
Thank
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
Thank
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
Thank
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
Thank
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
Thank
Read more answers from doctors