Newsletter

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2015, XXXIX/232: 254-257 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2015, XXXIX/232: 254-257

Title: The oral cavity condition in patients with high blood pressure 

Authors: Rosiak J, Kubić-Filiks B, Szymańska J.

More details

14/232

40,00 zł

SUMMARY IN POLISH & ENGLISH. FULL ARTICLE ONLY IN POLISH.

The oral cavity condition in patients with high blood pressure


Rosiak J, Kubić-Filiks B, Szymańska J.

Chair and Department of Paedodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

The incidence of high blood pressure in adults is estimated at ca. 30-40% of the general population. Both hypertension disease and hypertensive drugs affect the condition of the patients’ oral cavity. A review of the current literature shows that disorders most frequently found in the masticatory organ of patients with hypertension include: xerostomia, changes in salivary glands, gum hypertrophy, lichenoid lesions, taste disorders, and paraesthesias. The authors emphasize that patients with high blood pressure, along with the treatment of the underlying disease, should receive prophylactic and therapeutic dental care. This would enable reduction and/or elimination of unpleasant complaints, and also help prevent the emergence of secondary disorders in the patients’ oral cavity as a result of hypertension pharmacotherapy.

Key words: hypertension, high blood pressure, oral cavity, hypertensive drugs

Pol Med J, 2015; XXXIX (232); 254–257