Taking Blood Pressure At Your Dental Visit, Why Is It Important?

Many of you have noticed that we are not your average dentist. Our Highlands Ranch dental team goes above and beyond the average dental office. Why? Because we believe that you deserve the best dental and health care available. This is why we provide the latest products, techniques, services, and why are Highlands Ranch Dentists are passionate about continuing education.

So you may have noticed at your last dental visit, our hygienist, Ann, took a few extra minutes to take your blood pressure while she reviewed your medical history and current medications. There are several reasons we have implemented this into your visit.

 

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For starters, this simple screening can open the conversation about your health. Did you know those who suffer from high blood pressure are more likely to suffer from Sleep Apnea as well? It is also true that most people visit the dentist more often than their primary care physician. This quick, simple screening test can help warrant an open communication that further examination and if follow up care is recommended.

Second, dental treatment is performed with the assistance of local anesthetic. Most local anesthetics are injected into tissues where major and minor blood vessels and nerves are located. Anesthetics can contain epinephrine, and those who are suffer from extreme high blood pressure can have serious medical consequences if local anesthetic is injection into their system. This is why we strongly believe in screening and prevention, to keep you safe and healthy.

We know you’ve noticed that we aren’t your average every day dentist. We go above and beyond for you and your health because you deserve it! Questions? Contact our office and speaking with an outstanding team member at 303-694-9740.

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