Dental Concerns

See also Dental Concerns for Antide-

pressants, Tricyclic.

General

1. Decreased saliva flow can put the patient at risk for dental caries, peri-odontal disease, and candidiasis.

2. Consider shorter appointments and different methods of reducing stress in very anxious patients.

3. Review other smoking cessation techniques with the patient (see section on nicotine transdermal systems).

Consultation with Primary Care Provider

1. Consultation may be required in order to assess extent of disease control.

2. Health care provider should be informed of the oral adverse effects of these drugs.

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