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Medical Conditions that Require Special Management Before Tooth Extraction
Posted on 5/10/2021 by Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many patients don't realize how important their medical history is for oral care. There are so many interrelationships between overall health and oral health that people ignore, including drug interactions. Patients should always tell us about any health conditions or medications they're taking before tooth extraction.
At Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Jay P. Malmquist and Dr. Michael P. Malmquist cancheck your medical history to guide you regarding your procedure accordingly.
The Purpose of Taking Medical History Before Any Procedure
Before we can extract your tooth, we need to collect and evaluate all your relevant medical history to avoid any complications during and/or after the procedure. Secondly, you must report if you've had any problems with previous tooth extractions or any bleeding problems.
If you have any medical conditions you're dealing with or haven't consulted your doctor about yet, let us know to proceed accordingly.
Medical Conditions that Require Special Management
Many medical conditions can create risks and potential complications during oral surgery. For example, if you have experienced a cardiovascular episode, such as a heart attack, bypass surgery, or stroke, within six months, you must consult your physician before setting an appointment with us. The elevated stress levels before and during any oral procedure can cause a cardiovascular emergency.
Secondly, people with blood pressure readings above 160/95 mmHg are high-risk patients who need to consult with their physician before proceeding. High blood pressure can cause excessive bleeding, especially if you're taking medication.
Lastly, patients with type-1 diabetes are at risk of developing hypoglycemia due to disruptions to their diet, stress levels, or insulin routine. This can lead to post-extraction infections. When dealing with diabetic patients, we schedule shorter procedures, preferably after breakfast, to ensure that our care doesn't interfere with their diet and routine.
For a thorough consultation, dental exam, and advice before tooth extraction, we recommend visiting Dr. Jay P. Malmquist and Dr. Michael P. Malmquist at Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (503) 446-6776 today.