Blood pressure checks are beneficial to all patients, but most especially to those who may not visit their physicians on a regular basis. While most people have dental check-ups every six months, they often wait at least a year between physicals at the doctor’s office. Monitoring blood pressure at the dentist, therefore, may provide an earlier indication of any problems that have arisen.
Additionally, it is essential for your dentist to be aware of any potential complications that may occur due to high blood pressure if a dental procedure is necessary. It can affect the response you have to anesthesia. Plus, by keeping track of blood pressure levels during a treatment, the dentist will be alerted to physical problems taking place and can react accordingly to ensure the patient’s safety.