High blood pressure is the most common diagnosis among Americans, and it can cause several major health problems. Our team at Lake Highlands Dental wants to help you have good overall health as well as oral health. Because some dental procedures can increase blood pressure, it is important that we know whether you have hypertension so that we can ensure your safety at all times. To do this, we will regularly perform blood pressure screenings in Dallas, Texas. We welcome you to contact us at 214-343-9280 with any questions or concerns you may have, and to schedule your appointment with our dentists, Dr. Lyndel Stripling and Dr. Shawn Nemovi.
At our practice, we want to help take care of more than just your smile; we want to help take care of you! Your oral health and overall health are connected, affecting each other for better or for worse. To help take care of our patients and ensure their well-being, our doctors perform a blood pressure screening during your visits.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major cause of death and illness in the United States. It affects almost one in every three Americans, and it can contribute to many health problems, including stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, and heart attacks. Because hypertension is such a major concern, the American Dental Association has recommended that all dental care providers perform a blood pressure screening. If you are a patient with hypertension, visiting the dentist for complex or sedated procedures can increase your blood pressure and cause one of many health problems to occur.
Our practice cares for you, and we want your treatment to be as safe as possible. When you become a patient at our practice, we will perform an initial blood pressure screening. This is a simple and painless procedure involving a pressure cuff that is placed around your upper arm, much like when you visit the doctor for a checkup. Our doctors and team will continue to take blood pressure screenings annually to be aware of any changes that may occur. By having a current record of your blood pressure, our team can ensure your safety and comfort as you rest in our dental chair.
For more information about blood pressure screenings, or if you have any concerns about receiving dental care with high blood pressure, we welcome you to contact us and talk with our dentists today.