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When you go to the dentist does he take your blood pressure before administering

  1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    When you go to the dentist does he take your blood pressure before administering a  local anesthetic

  2. barryrutherford profile image73
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    No it has never happened except once when I went to see a specialist who inserted screws

  3. AliceFSpencer profile image60
    AliceFSpencerposted 6 years ago

    Everytime I go they check mine at the start of the visit. They must know they stress me out smile

  4. profile image52
    Minbaniposted 6 years ago

    For a local unaesthetic I have never had my blood pressure taken...even though my heart is pounding!

    But that isn't to say that if you have a blood pressure problem that it could be a good idea to tell them first what (if any) medication you are taking.

  5. shea duane profile image59
    shea duaneposted 6 years ago

    always. I thought they were required to do so ???

  6. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Well, as dental professionals we are supposed to take it at every appointment; go over medical and dental history; palpitate for extraoral and intraoral cancers, etc.  Definitely take BP before administering injections.  Does it happen in the real world?  Sometimes, with good dentists and hygienists who have been properly trained.  If they don't do these things for you, I'd seek greener pastures elsewhere.

  7. Kris Heeter profile image82
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    Yes.  I asked about it once and they told me that dentists are being encouraged to take BP at each visit since some patients don't normally see an M.D. on a regular basis and the patient may have no idea they have high BP.

  8. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 6 years ago

    I have had many dental visits and I have never even heard of this mentioned before. Naturally our blood pressure is apt to be up some but it sounds like a good idea in case someones is way up and needs that BP lowered before their procedure.

  9. monica007 profile image58
    monica007posted 6 years ago

    yes,,, i always measure BP first before administrating LA to the patients on my clinic..!

  10. Deborah Brooks profile image80
    Deborah Brooksposted 6 years ago

    No It has never happened to me.. I didn't know they were  suppose to...

  11. mothsong profile image77
    mothsongposted 6 years ago

    Mine never does, but I'm in the UK so I think the rules may be different.

  12. cosmetic dentists profile image60
    cosmetic dentistsposted 5 years ago

    They should monitor your vitals throughout the procedure.