Medical History – A Legal Requirement for Your Safety:

Medical History – A Legal Requirement for Your Safety:

Updating your medical history is a legal requirement, and we appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the safety and well-being of every patient. While completing forms at each appointment may seem time-consuming, a thorough medical history is crucial. Here’s why:

Identifying Conditions: Medical history helps us identify conditions that may impact dental treatment, ensuring a tailored approach for your well-being.

Risk Assessment: It highlights the risk of a patient experiencing a medical emergency, allowing us to be prepared and provide the best care.

Diagnosis Assistance: It aids in the diagnosis of oral manifestations of systemic diseases, facilitating comprehensive care.

A lot can change in 6 months! Your health conditions, medications, or even allergies may have evolved. Keeping records up to date is vital for your safety. We need details such as health conditions, childhood illnesses, operations, and allergies. Additionally, having an updated list of your medications, including name, dose, and frequency, ensures safe dental treatment.

For instance, if you take blood-thinning medication like warfarin, pre-procedure blood tests may be necessary to manage bleeding effectively. Next of kin details and your doctor’s information are also crucial for emergency situations.

Certain medications may require referral to a specialist oral surgeon for specific procedures, ensuring optimal care beyond general dental practice. We also inquire about other factors impacting your dental care.

Your cooperation in updating your medical history ensures our ability to provide safe and personalised care.

Thank you for entrusting Crown Street Dental Group with your dental health.