Have you ever wondered why or even questioned why your Dentist asks you about your overall health, medications and often takes your blood pressure?
You are not alone, in fact many of our patients wonder why this is important. I usually explain that in Dentistry almost everything that we do is invasive and involves the delivery of a drug (local anaesthetic) that has epinephrine in it as well. Epinephrine works like adrenalin and has widespread effects on your circulatory and respiratory systems. These drugs interact with many medications, herbal supplements and health conditions!
Make sure you keep your Dentist informed of everything in your health history, your life could depend on it.
Thanks for reading have a wonderful and healthy day!
Dr Douglas T Hanson