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Tooth.hurty
Member Since: 06/11/12
Post: 11 of 66
How do you take the BP measurements? Is it a manual BP cuff or a wrist monitor? Curious,
because I feel like the wrist monitors are usually inaccurate for me.
And why did the wife request that letter? It's a strange thing to request. I'm wondering what
ttowndds
Member Since: 12/19/13
Post: 12 of 66
pejani
Member Since: 04/27/05
Post: 14 of 66
the rehab facility needs that letter for. ■
We use the wrist. We don't need it to be perfect, just to let us know if it's high. ■
This is maybe 15+ years ago when I was an associate. A senior dentist I used to work with,
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his patient came in swollen and in pain, BP through the roof, he decided to take temp (we
didn't take temps before covid regularly on patients)-it was high, per old dentist-it just didn't
feel right, too many red fl ags. He referred him straight to OS. Died in OS chair during the
procedure that PM.
I do not remember if we got info back on autopsy or what was exact cause, but crossing your
IHaveKnee
Member Since: 01/06/08
Post: 19 of 66
T's and dotting your I's in health care is a smart thing to do. ■
Interesting, just had a patient who was discharged from the hospital yesterday (severe HTN,
leaky aortic valve) and he needed dental clearance for valve surgery next week.
BP was 175/110.
Made me nervous, but he needed treatment that day, so I did it. Two root canals and an
extraction. ■
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fl etch33
Member Since: 01/06/06
Post: 22 of 66
Several weeks ago, I had a patient present in pain. BP was 204/136; we took it several times
with different wrist cuffs. Took it with a manual BP cuff, all similar. Told the patient I wanted
him to see an NP that will see any patient I send that day. She saw him that day and got him
started on BP meds; he came back last week to get an appointment to get his dental problem
resolved. He told my offi ce manager that he was very happy that he came here because he learned
he has an issue with his liver and is diabetic. He told the manager that we helped him get back
on track with his health.
With the wrist monitors it is so easy, I can't imagine why you wouldn't take a BP every time
almunk
Member Since: 12/17/05
Post: 26 of 66
the patient sat in the chair. ■
This is a complex problem. A patient in pain for a few days without eating or sleeping is
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going to have high blood pressure anyway. We need to get them out of pain, but how can we do
that with a 200/100 reading? ■
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Clay 2.0
Member Since: 04/03/07
Post: 27 of 66
Had a lady years back come in with seriously elevated pressure, took multiple times to confi
rm. Asked her the last time she spoke with her OB-GYN; yes, she was pregnant at the time and
preeclampsia was on my mind. Contacted her OB-GYN right away, she was seen immediately
and rushed to hospital for emergency C-section. Baby was in NICU for a good while. Mother
is now healthy, and I've seen the little tiger for several years now in my practice, growing like a
weed and a happy beautiful kiddo. Nothing brings that warm feeling like knowing you helped
save that cub. ■
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