I next obtain a very detailed health history, including which medications they are taking and any past or current medical conditions. I then take a blood pressure and pulse. It’s important to get the patient’s health history because certain things, like joint replacements and certain heart conditions can affect your dental treatment. Also, there are over 300 medications that can cause dry mouth , affecting dental health. Finally, an accurate health history is important because the dentist needs to ensure that there are no systemic problems that will affect the dental treatment that will be provided.
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