Your Dentist Needs to Know!

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Education

It is important for your dentist to have your overall medical history.  Complete disclosure allows your dentist and hygienist to be more effective in caring for your oral health needs.  There are certain health conditions, which does not allow us to provide dental care.  If so, it may actually harm you.  Some systemic diseases can be seen in the mouth and make oral conditions more difficult to treat. Your medical history allows your dentist and your hygienist to properly manage your treatment.
 
We need to know:
 
Are you pregnant?
Have you had any hospital stays or surgeries?
Do you have any heart problems?
Have you had any changes in your blood pressure?
Do you have any allergies?
Are you taking any medications?
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes, HIV, hepatitis or tuberculosis?
Are you undergoing cancer treatment?
Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco?
 
It may seem personal to discuss your health with us. It is important so we can tailor your treatment for you without doing any harm.  We care about you.  Call us at the Rideau Dental Centre at 613-230-7475.