The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure

Apprehensive about your dental appointment? Please mention your anxiety to us, so we can go over options to help you relax. In addition to normal nervousness, however, many people also suffer from high blood pressure, or hypertension.

Since blood pressure increases with anxiety, and dental appointments trigger anxiety in many people, we recommend the following to patients with high blood pressure:blood-pressure

1. Book an afternoon dental appointment. Blood pressure usually peaks by mid-day, then drops into the afternoon.
2. Consider using a sedative before a dental procedure to help counter any rise in blood pressure (just make sure to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment)
3. Avoid caffeine before you come in.
4. Break a multi-procedure appointment into several, shorter appointments if possible.

Please let us know if you suffer from hypertension, and keep us aware of your overall health issues so that we can do our best to safely accommodate all your health and dental needs.