Hygienist: Have there been any changes to your medical history?
Patient: Not really
Hygienist: There are medications listed in your record. Why are you taking the medication?
Patient: Oh, I only take pills for high blood pressure. No big deal.
Your dental team is an integral part of your health care team. A complete medical history is critical for safe and effective patient care. Many medications have an effect on oral health. We can see delayed healing, chronic inflammation or rampant caries that are related to systemic conditions and/or medications.
Help to insure your comprehensive, successful dental care by providing us an accurate and up to date medical history.