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Medication and Heart Disease

Certain medications used to treat heart disease can have oral side effects. For example, some medications may cause dry mouth (xerostomia), which can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Other medications, such as anticoagulants (blood thinners), can increase the risk of bleeding during dental procedures. It is important for individuals with heart disease to inform their dentist about all the medications they are taking to ensure proper oral health care and minimize the risk of complications. Dentists may recommend preventive measures, such as frequent dental cleanings, saliva substitutes, or adjustments in dental treatment plans to accommodate any medication-related concerns.

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