Importance of Medical History in Dentistry

Medical history plays a very important role while treating patients for any dental procedure. We at Pathak Dental Clinic in Pune believe in taking appropriate medical history before starting any dental treatment for our patients but despite that many of the patients have no idea how the dental procedure may aggravate their medical condition henceforth we have made a video and now this blog so that it can help the patients to understand the importance of medical history in dental treatment.

Let’s start with the most common condition that the majority of the patients have prior to starting the procedure ….Yes, you have guessed rightly…..,,,……,, it’s the BLOOD PRESSURE, many of us still have no idea but B.P is the most common medical condition seen in almost every second patient so WHY wait to consult your physician and start with antihypertensive… dentistry B.P have a major impact, the patient has to first consult the physician and get the consent prior to starting any dental procedure….if on medication have to inform the dentist about the medication its duration. Most of the time patients with high or low BP end up with syncope in the dental chair so it is important to understand it’s the patient’s responsibility to give proper medical history.

Recently dengue fever has been one of the most common causes of complications while treating patients for teeth-related issues henceforth it is important for the patients to give any history of fever in the past days to avoid any complications…in addition to this, any blood disorders related to platelets or medication (blood thinner) shall be informed prior to any dental treatment.

For conditions like diabetes, hormonal therapy, thyroid disorders, epilepsy, asthma history of cancer treatment, and any past surgery, or medication, the patient is supposed to give a detailed medical history to the dentist. Pregnancy is another condition where dental treatment has limitations henceforth to avoid any such complication during dental treatment it is the responsibility of the patient to give detailed medical history to the dentist.

For any dental-related issue or dental treatment…. PATHAK DENTAL CLINIC IN PUNE is always at your service visit us at

Address: 11/11 Akurdi Chikhli Road, Near Dwarka Collection, Kasturi market, Sambhaji Nagar, Thermax Chowk, Below Nutan Jewellers, Chinchwad, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411019