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Common Medications Can Have Oral Side Effects

Many medications have side effects, and some can even affect oral health.

In most cases, the oral side effects of medications resolve shortly after you stop taking the medication. However, the American Dental Association encourages patients to talk to their dentists about prescription and over-the-counter medications to learn more about how to limit the side effects on oral health.

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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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