Another class of blood pressure medications, called the calcium channel blockers, could cause an overgrowth of gum tissue. You might notice this about a month after you start taking the drug on a daily basis. Gum overgrowth can affect chewing. Sometimes the excess gum tissue may need to be removed with surgery by a dentist or periodontist.
- Q How does bad oral health affect someone with heart disease?
- Q Are there bacteria in my mouth that can cause heart problems?
- Q How are healthy teeth and gums linked to heart health?
- Q Why does my dentist check my blood pressure?
- Q Can visiting a dentist regularly lower my risk of heart disease?
- Q How are links between periodontal and heart disease explained?