At Dental Associates of Delaware our number one goal is the overall health of our patients. Although we focus on your oral health, what you may not know is that there are aspects of your oral health that can reflect health problems within the body. For these reasons patients are encouraged to visit our Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, Wilmington, or Millsboro, DE office for regular checkups. It is also extremely important that you share your medical history with your dentist as it helps determine your immediate health care needs.
Why Is My Medical History Important?
It is important that you make sure to share your full medical history with your dentist. Whether you think it is important or not, it could have a great deal of relevancy when it comes to how we handle your dental treatment. Especially important information is any surgery or any major illness such as cancer.
Many diseases can have large effects on your mouth and teeth. Over time, researchers have continued to find more and more ways that your oral health relates to your overall health. An example is diabetes, what many people do not know is that this disease can increase your risk of periodontal disease.
If you are undergoing cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry and in need of anesthesia, some medications can alter the way this will be given. Your dentist will also want to make sure that any medications you are given will not interact poorly with any medications that you are currently taking.
Your Medical History Is Safe With Us!
We cannot and will not reveal any medical history, current diagnosis or office visit information without your consent. You do not need to worry about your private information being shared as Dental Associates of Delaware is HIPAA compliant.
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If you have any questions about what medical history you need to share with your dentist please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions that you might have about this topic or any other dental topic. If you are in the Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, Wilmington, and Millsboro, DE area and looking for a general or cosmetic dentist we encourage you to contact us. We are always looking to add new members to the Dental Associates of Delaware family!