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J Periodontol. 2005 Nov;76(11 Suppl):2061-5.

Medications: a risk factor for periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment.

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Department of Periodontics & Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA. ciancio@buffalo.edu

Abstract

Among the aging U.S. population, patients are taking significantly more medications than in the past. In view of this, dentists should take careful medical histories, including use of herbal agents, and be aware of medication-related problems and their potential effect on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. This review highlights major concerns about medications as a risk factor for periodontal therapy. Medications and their impact on periodontal disease can be categorized as those which affect oral hygiene, diagnosis, gingival and oral mucosa, and alveolar bone.

PMID:
16277577
DOI:
10.1902/jop.2005.76.11-S.2061
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