More Paperwork?!?!

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Have you ever wondered why your dentist asks you about your medical history? Have you ever rolled your eyes when he asks you to update your medical history – again? Have you ever wondered why the dental office needs a list of all your medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, and your blood pressure reading? Have you ever thought “Enough paperwork already!”
The truth is, your dentist cares about her patients as whole people, not just about their teeth. Just as periodontal disease can affect your whole body, any other medical issues and medications can affect your oral health. Each year in the United States, nearly 60% of dental offices experience at least one patient who faints during a dental appointment. In additional, about 8% of offices have a patient experience a mild allergic reaction or interaction with their medications!
When your dentist is fully informed about all of your medications – both prescribed and over-the-counter – as well as any medication conditions and allergies you may have, she will be able to give you the best possible care. We appreciate your patience and honesty with the paperwork, and hope that together we can help to prevent any emergencies during your appointment.


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