Can Medications Have an Effect on My Oral Health?

Can Medications Have an Effect on My Oral Health

Many medications  have a range of oral side effects with dry mouth being the most common. Ensure you tell your dentist or dental practitioner about any medications that you’re taking, even medicines that you purchase without a prescription. Also remember to let  your clinician know if you have stopped taking any medication, changed medications or have started something different.

Below are a list of medications that will often produce dry mouth:

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Pain Killers                                                                                                                     
  • Diuretics
  • High Blood Pressure Medications
  • Antidepressants

Other medications may cause abnormal bleeding when brushing or flossing, inflamed or ulcerated tissues, mouth burning, numbness or tingling, movement disorders and taste alteration. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your dentist or physician.

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