NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Monday, November 24, 2014
High Blood Pressure
Hypertension and oral manifestation
how hypertension is related to oral cavities
Hypertension is not known to cause tooth decay nor oral ulcers. Calcium channel blockers, a group of medications used to treat high blood pressure, can sometimes cause swollen gums. This condition is called gingival hyperplasia and is not associated with oral ulcers.
Max C Reif, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Hypertension Section
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati