Sellwood-Moreland and Portland OR
At Whole Health Dentistry, we focus on dental hygiene as it relates to your entire body, which is why taking your blood pressure and monitoring it during treatment is an essential part of the oral health care that we offer. Blood pressure monitoring is a simple way for us to detect a potential health problem that may arise during your treatment.
When does the dentist take my blood pressure?
During your routine check-up and dental cleaning at Whole Health Dentistry, we will check your blood pressure. We also will monitor your blood pressure during various treatments.
Why does the dentist take my blood pressure if I seem healthy?
- Overall Health – Many health conditions directly affect your oral health. In fact, the mouth is one of the first places to show changes when a person is experiencing certain health problems such as diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, and more.
- Safety – Another reason we check your blood pressure is for your safety. Certain procedures may bear increased risks when performed on a patient with high blood pressure. Risks may include excessive bleeding, heart attack, or stroke.
We keep you safe during treatment
In general, undergoing dental treatment is safe for most healthy individuals. However, complications are possible in patients who have certain health issues or are taking certain medications, if not properly monitored. This is also an important reason to share your health history with the dentist before you undergo treatment.
If you do have a particular medical condition that increases your risk of complication, we will take necessary precautions before, during, and after your procedure, providing you with the utmost care.
Whole Health Dentistry offers complete oral care to patients of Sellwood-Moreland and Portland, Oregon. To schedule an appointment, contact Whole Health Dentistry today at (503) 462-1538.