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Why Does My Dentist Ask So Many Questions about the Medicine I Take?

Why Does My Dentist Ask So Many Questions about the Medicine I Take? September 26, 2018 That’s a great question!  Both medicine and dentistry have changed drastically over the past few decades. An old anecdote said that dentists built their offices on the second floor of buildings for a reason.  If the patient was healthy enough to climb the stairs to get to the dentist, he was healthy enough to have a tooth pulled. Things are not quite so simple today.  First of all, we have elevators.  Secondly, and more importantly, we have more medications than ever, and these medications
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Why is the dentist taking my blood pressure?

  Why are you taking my blood pressure? April 5, 2017 Why do they always take my blood pressure at the dentist? If you’ve visited our practice, you know that the first thing we do when you sit down in the dental chair is take your blood pressure.  Sometimes we are questioned about this, and we always want to be able to adequately answer our patients’ questions.  There are three main reasons we regularly take your blood pressure, which are listed and elaborated on below. It’s the law!  Rule 108.7 of the Texas Administrative Code outlines the Minimum Standard of
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