Have high blood pressure? Tell your d...

Have high blood pressure? Tell your dentist about it

There are 2 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from Nov 29, 2013, titled Have high blood pressure? Tell your dentist about it. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

"I was sitting in the chair and before they numbed me up they took my blood pressure," she recalled.

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Since: Dec 13

Orange county, ca

#1 Dec 2, 2013
I know that laser is an effective surgical tool in dentistry that can be used in variety of gum and oral procedures for people with hypertension. In most case patients do not need to stop taking medication and bleeding is minimal
This periodontist has been using Biolase for years now: www.drelyassian.com

Magnolia, TX

#3 Jan 23, 2014
You should always let your dentist know if you have high blood pressure, have recently undergone heart surgery, or have a heart condition that requires medication. We can then prescribe antibiotics prior to a procedure or surgery to reduce the risk of complications.

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