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Posts for tag: Gums

August 27, 2014
Category: Health
Tags: Gums   Medication  

Did you know that certain seizure and blood pressure medications may cause your gums to change shape and become unhealthy?  If you take any medications for either of these ailments and you have noticed a change in the gums, give us a call right away so that we can evaluate.  We work closely with specialists in this matter and would like to get it taken care of.  We have seen many patients come in and complain of their gums looking unhealthy after starting a new medication.  Certain medications for seizures and blood pressure may lead to a condition known as gingival hyperplasia.  This can be controlled and dealt with if caught early enough.  If left untreated, this condition may lead to rampant decay and other issues.  If you have any questions, please come in and see us for a consultation.  We will take time to explain this process and what can be done to make sure that you have a healthy smile.



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