{1 - 24} GreyGrey
{25 - 49} GreenGreen
{50 - 499} BlueBlue
{500 - 4999} OrangeOrange
{5000 - 24999} RedRed
{25000+} BlackBlack

Please confirm that you would like to report this for an admin to review.


How do you respond when a pt says “why do you need to know if there were any changes in my health?”

I always ask at the beginning of the appointment if there have been any medical changes since their last visit. I’ve had a few pts question why I need to know that information. How do you respond?



Confirm that you would like to Remove Email Alerts for your question. You cant undo this and you will not be able to re-subscribe.


2 Answers

The health of the mouth is the window to the health of the body. We need to know what medications because of possible interactions with any anesthetics, products etc… Most all medications side effect is Dry Mouth. We can advise you on what can help. We also can advise you if any of your medications have any interactions with each other. We see you more than you PCP. If a pt recently had joint replacement surgery, heart issues etc… We need to know about it because it compromises the care that I will be doing today. We do it to protect our patients. Etc…..blah….blah….you get the point.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


What Hygenius said!!
I always mention the correlation s between oral disease and physical disease, ie: diabetes, heart disease, inhalation pneumonia in the elderly and the new info showing a possible link with oral bacteria and cognitive impairment.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


You must be Logged In to Answer this Question

Already a Member, Log In
Not a member yet? Sign Up

Search

Categories

Like Kara RDH on Facebook!