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Do all the immunosuppressants give you teeth and gums side effects?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Mortiere
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Immunosuppressant drugs shut down the immune system such that the body has a harder time warding off infection.
The teeth and gums can be afftected by an increase in cavities and dry, red gum tissues. Easily treated by a dentist with Fluoride treatments and saliva substitutes.

In brief: Yes.
Immunosuppressant drugs shut down the immune system such that the body has a harder time warding off infection.
The teeth and gums can be afftected by an increase in cavities and dry, red gum tissues. Easily treated by a dentist with Fluoride treatments and saliva substitutes.
Dr. Mark Mortiere
Dr. Mark Mortiere
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: No
Cyclosporine is known to cause gingival hypertrophy and one may need a visit to an oral surgeon to have excess tissue removed.
Other immunosuppressive medications usually do not have this side effect.

In brief: No
Cyclosporine is known to cause gingival hypertrophy and one may need a visit to an oral surgeon to have excess tissue removed.
Other immunosuppressive medications usually do not have this side effect.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
In brief: Pretty much
Immunosuppressants are a nasty class of drugs.
They're necessary in certain circumstances, but they are really hard on your mouth. Meticulous oral hygiene and lots of Fluoride exposure are both important.

In brief: Pretty much
Immunosuppressants are a nasty class of drugs.
They're necessary in certain circumstances, but they are really hard on your mouth. Meticulous oral hygiene and lots of Fluoride exposure are both important.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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