Calcium Channel Blockers – Gum Disease and Infection

January 20, 2010 12:10 pm Published by
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Calcium channel blockers are associated with an increased risk of periodontal disease.

Calcium Channel blockers can cause serious gingival hyperplasia – gum inflammation – with inadequate periodontal maintenance.  Calcium Channel blockers like Azor are commonly used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris and coronary artery disease.  Physicians should obtain periodontal clearance before prescribing such medication.

This dental fear phobia patient underwent two rounds of scaling & root planing and a six teeth lower anterior temporary bridge.  More dentistry is still needed.


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This post was written by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman