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Are Blood Pressure and Dentistry Related?

Blood pressure plays a large role in how your dental visit will play out. Blood pressure readings are important in determining the type of local anesthetic chosen for your dental injection. If high blood pressure (hypertension) is detected, your dental professional...

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

The American Heart Association states that nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure and many don’t even know it! That’s the reason why high blood pressure is nicknamed the “silent killer”. Having high blood pressure puts you at a higher risk for...

“Why do I need to get my blood pressure taken at the dentist?”

This is a common question since it seems like blood pressure and dentistry are uncorrelated. On the contrary, blood pressure plays a large role in how your dental visit will play out. Blood pressure readings are important in determining the type of local anesthetic...