The study indicated that those with periodontal disease are:
- Less likely to benefit fully from blood pressure medications.
- Likely to require closer monitoring
The study stressed that not just the dentist but also doctors “should pay close attention to patients' oral health” as it plays an important role in the treatment of high blood pressure.
More detailed information can be found at https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/gum-disease-may-worsen-blood-pressure-problems-738756.html