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Some blood pressure medications can cause swelling in the body and also in gums. In the reorganization of these drugs, consult your cardiologist in Turkey, do not act only on the direction of your dentist

We noticed excessive growths on gums during a routine check-up of our patient’s dentures, which we had implanted 5 years ago. As a result of the clinical and radiological examination done, it was noticed that there is no bone resorption at all, but an excess of atypical gum outgrowths. The patient also mentioned that it was worth mentioning recently and that a foreign doctor he went to, when he was abroad, said that his gums needed to be cut. In such cases, it is very important to determine the causative agent. If necessary, gum treatment and cutting of prolonged gums may be required, but disruptions in the alignment of prostheses and gum retraction may occur. This may require the replacement of prosthetic teeth, the number of which can reach up to 28, and our patients may face large costs.


When our patient was asked about the blood pressure medication he was using, we mentioned that based on our previous experience, this medication can make growth and that it is necessary to talk to his cardiologist and continue with another blood pressure medication. Of course, these changes are also an adaptation process, and it is very important to spend this period carefully and to keep other complications that may occur under control. After the reorganization of the drugs, everything began to be controlled. The main thing here is that the drug regulation is under the control of your cardiologist.

Please and definitely do not change your medications on your own or on the advice of a friend, or by listening to those who say, ‘I used this, it did me a lot of good’. Follow the recommendations of your cardiologist and follow the prescription he has written. Follow the advice of your cardiologist, even if your dentist recommends another blood pressure medication.


Now let’s see what our patient, who is experiencing this condition, is experiencing from his own pen… “in 2012, I had a 3-vein exchange by-pass. I have hypertension. I lost about 30 pounds after the surgery; I changed my whole lifestyle. I take at least 6,500 steps every day and eat quite healthy. I am constantly taking heart rhythm regulators, blood pressure regulators, blood thinners, and cholesterol medications. These drugs have been used over time, under the supervision of a doctor, and by lowering blood pressure, I have been able to reduce it to its lowest levels. In May 2020, I had pancreatitis. During this period, my blood pressure rose to around 18-21/8-10. In this case, instead of increasing the amount of blood pressure medication I was using at the time, I switched to blood pressure medication, which is an alternative that is thought to cause less problems for my kidneys.

My blood pressure’s under control. At the end of about 2 months of use, my face, gums became abnormally swollen, increasing in size. With the warning of my dentist, I urgently replaced my blood pressure medication with my cardiologist again and switched to another type 3 blood pressure medication. The first day I used this medicine, my blood pressure dropped excessively on the street, next to my wife, and I fainted. My blood pressure was 3.5/1.8 when I came to my senses. Although I didn’t have diabetes during the same period, my sugar went out around 165. When we met with my cardiologist, it was stated that this drug can cause this type of fainting when first used. And I was advised to continue using it. During about 1.5-2 months of use, my pulse decelerated to around 70-110, although it was normally between 50-80. Also the output of arrhythmias as well as that. The cough has started. White areas began to form on my face and body. I can walk every day, but I can’t walk anymore. A stroke began on my face and gums, but this time my whole body began to hold abnormal water. after 2 months, I couldn’t sleep and breathe at night. As an emergency, we met with my cardiologist and nephrologist on the same day. Emergency water and medicine were given in the morning and evening. In addition, the first drug, the dose of which was not increased due to fear for the kidney, was returned by increasing the dose. i threw out exactly 6 kilograms of water in 3 days. My body became very exhausted, after about 3-4 days I started to recover. After about a month of using the first drug, my blood pressure began to drop, the pulse values returned to the initial normal values, the arrhythmias disappeared. I’ve become able to walk the same way I used to. My facial and gum bulges are completely gone. The whiteness on my face and body disappeared.”


Let’s take a look at the relationship between oral and dental health in children with congenital heart disease and adults with heart valve disease. The bacteria formed in carious teeth enter the blood during treatments such as filling and shooting these teeth, and then settle in the problem area of the heart, which is already an area prone to infection, and multiply here leads to an infection of the tissue covering the inner surface of the heart, which we call the Infective Endocarditis. Another risky group in terms of infective endocarditis is patients who have had a prosthesis inserted into their heart with an operation such as an artificial heart valve, heart patch, pacemaker.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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