Why we do Blood Pressure readings at the dentist

| May 12, 2011

blood_pressure_readingColumbus Dentist takes blood pressure readings at each appointment.

Taking a blood pressure reading is not just for your medical doctor’s office anymore.  Over the last several years you may have noticed that your hygienist has been taking your blood pressure at your dental cleaning appointments.  Why? you might ask……

We have found that most people come to see their dentist twice per year but don’t always see there primary physician for a physical annually.  So we have started taking blood pressures as a courtesy screening to our patients.  We also use this information as a baseline for treatment performed in our office.

High blood pressure that is not controlled can interact with the solutions we use to get you numb for your dental treatment.  So we will be taking blood pressures at all of your dental visits to ensure you the safest and worry free dental appointments.