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Why Does Dentist Take My Blood Pressure?


Posted on 3/7/2022 by Dr. Sebastien Murphy
Why Does Dentist Take My Blood Pressure?When you visit our dental clinic, we will check your gums and teeth. But also your blood pressure is crucial, and we must also ensure to take the readings. This might leave you wondering why blood pressure is necessary while it is not connected to your oral health in any way. Believe it or not, blood pressure plays a significant role in your oral care.

How Is Blood Pressure Connected to Dental Care?


Blood pressure is an essential tool for your dentist as it helps him determine several things during your dental checkup and cleaning. One of the most common things a dentist can monitor is hypertension. This can help to tell a lot about your anxiety.

When you are too anxious, the dentist will adjust your treatment plan and ensure you get the best treatment that suits your needs. Another way your blood pressure can be used during a dental procedure is to detect dental issues since they are connected to your blood pressure. It can also be used to save your life. The dentist will avoid performing a procedure on you if your blood pressure is high. This is to prevent the risk of stroke and heart failure.

What Can Cause My Blood Pressure to Increase?


Most patients tend to have fear and anxiety whenever they visit a dentist, and those are among the many things that can raise your blood pressure. Unfortunately, when your blood pressure is too high, that is 140/90 and more, you may get your appointment postponed to when it is at an optimal level. A lot of pain can also cause your blood pressure to shoot. In this case, the dentist will give you some drugs to reduce blood pressure before performing the dental procedure.

Start Your Dental Treatment Today


With all the risks associated with high blood pressure, it is easy to see why your blood pressure is vital to us. You can begin your dental care treatment today at our clinic and get the best, risk-free dental services.
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