Risk Factors for Gum Disease: Medications

Today we continue our series on the risk factors associated with gum disease. We are committed to help preserve your smile and that means taking excellent care of your gums for life! In addition to advanced age, tobacco use, genetics, and stress, another risk factor for periodontal disease stems from the use of certain medications

Some drugs, such as oral contraceptives, antidepressants, and certain heart medicines, can affect your oral health. Just as you notify your pharmacist and other health care providers of all medicines you are taking and any changes in your overall health, you should also inform Dr. Brazdo about your medicines. Because she is familiar with the medications most likely to cause periodontal issues, she can adjust your treatment plan to prevent gum disease.

Your gums and the future of your smile depend on your ability to plan proactively for your dental health. If you have questions about periodontal disease and medications, contact Dr. Maryam Brazdo today!