Rochester Dentist Provides Important Dental Tips For Optimal Oral Health
Dr. Phyllis Indianer, Rochester cosmetic dentist, informs patients of prescription drugs affect on dental health.
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI, May 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- To further help patients maintain a healthy mouth, Dr. Phyllis Indianer, Rochester dentist, provides important dental health care tips. Many medications can have a negative effect on a patient's oral health, including prescription drugs, vitamins, minerals and herbal preparations.
Dr. Indianer, Rochester cosmetic dentist, reminds her patients that it is important her office has their most recent medical history, including a list of all the medications that they use, as well as any vitamins, herbs and similar products. Reduced blood clotting can often be a side effect of aspirins and anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin. These medications can be helpful in preventing stroke or heart disease, but can cause bleeding problems during oral surgery or treatment for periodontal diseases.
"It is important to understand some of the side effects prescription drugs may have on a person's oral health. There is an array of medications out there that can have adverse effects on oral health care, and it is important my patients provide me with an accurate account of what medications they are currently taking so that I can provide them with the best care available," said Dr. Phyllis Indianer, cosmetic dentist in Rochester.
Some medications have also been linked to the development of oral sores, inflammation or discoloration of the soft tissues in the mouth. These medications include those prescribed for blood pressure control, immunosuppressive agents, oral contraceptives and some chemotherapeutic agents. If patients take any of these and develop a soft-tissue reaction, Dr. Indianer, dentist in Rochester, MI, may prescribe a special oral hygiene regiment to limit the discomfort caused by oral ulcers or inflammation.
Additionally, dry mouth can be a potential side effect of numerous medications, whether they are prescribed or over-the-counter. Among these medications are antihistamines, decongestants, painkillers, high blood pressure medications, muscle relaxants, drugs for urinary incontinence, Parkinson's disease medications, antidepressants, and many others.
A dry mouth often irritates the soft tissues in the mouth, which can make them inflamed and more susceptible to infection. Without the cleansing effects of saliva, tooth decay and other oral health problems become more common. Sugar is often part of liquid medications, cough drops, vitamins, antacid tablets and anti-fungal agents, which can lead to tooth decay.
Dr. Phyllis Indianer, dentist in Rochester, urges her patients to let her know when there are changes in their health or medication use. By understanding a patient's health or medication use allows Dr. Indianer, dentist in Rochester Hills, to provide appropriate treatment to help maintain optimal oral health.
About Dr. Phyllis R. Indianer, DDS, PLC: Dr. Phyllis Indianer has been a dentist in Rochester Hills for 30 years. After receiving her Bachelors and Dental degrees from the University of Michigan, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh for two years as an instructor in the Department of Oral Diagnosis. Accompanying Dr. Indianer is Dr. Dawn Diesing. Together they are committed to infection control and the use of local dental laboratories. Remaining on the cutting edge of technological advances and education, Dr. Indianer and Dr. Diesing are committed to providing patients with the best in quality dental care.
Dr. Phyllis Indianer
1423 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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