martes, 21 de julio de 2020

How medications can affect your oral health

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Many medications including vitamins, minerals and herbal preparations can have a negative effect on your oral health. Make sure that the dental office has your most recent medical history, including a list of all the medications (both over the counter and prescribed) that you use, as well as any chewable vitamins, herbs and similar products. Here are listed some common medications side effects.

Abnormal Bleeding

Reduced blood clotting is a side effect os aspirins and anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin. These medications can be helpful in preventing stroke or heart disease, but can cause bleeding problems during oral surgery or treatment for periodontal diseases. Youtr dentist shoul be aware of any drugs you may be taking, especially when scheduling treatment that could involve bleeding.

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Taste-Altering Medications

Some medications can cause a bitter or metallic taste or affect the ability to taste. Among them are cardiovascular agents, central nervous system stimulants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, respiratory inhalants and smoking-cessation products such as nicotine skin patches.

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Soft-Tissue Reactions

Some medications hace been linked to the development of oral sores, inflammation or discoloration of the soft tissues in the mouth. These medications include those prescribed for blood pressure control, immunosuppressive agents, oral contraceptives and some chemotherapeutic agents.

Souce: ada.org / JADA Vol. 136 www.ada.org/goto/jada Jun2005

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