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Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It cannot cause it; however, some high blood pressure medicine, the calcium-channel blockers like norvasc, (amlodipine) can cause your gums to swell.

In brief: No

It cannot cause it; however, some high blood pressure medicine, the calcium-channel blockers like norvasc, (amlodipine) can cause your gums to swell.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

High blood pressure medication hemay cause gingival overgrowth (as in th the case of Nifedipine or calcium channel blocker) that may interfere with oral hygiene effort and affect the periodontal health. Discuss with your periodontist and your physician.

In brief: No

High blood pressure medication hemay cause gingival overgrowth (as in th the case of Nifedipine or calcium channel blocker) that may interfere with oral hygiene effort and affect the periodontal health. Discuss with your periodontist and your physician.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: No

There is no known connection between hypertension and gum disease.
Some blood pressure medications, calcium channel blockers, can have side effects that involve your gums. That is rare.

In brief: No

There is no known connection between hypertension and gum disease.
Some blood pressure medications, calcium channel blockers, can have side effects that involve your gums. That is rare.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No but

No, but try to keep your blood pressure under control with heart healthy diet, limit added salt, daily physical activity, weight loss if appropriate, avoid excessive alcohol, and if necessary medication.

In brief: No but

No, but try to keep your blood pressure under control with heart healthy diet, limit added salt, daily physical activity, weight loss if appropriate, avoid excessive alcohol, and if necessary medication.
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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
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