Ensuring Your Dental and Overall Health at Hilltop Family Dental

Apr 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, General Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry

Hilltop Family DentalGoing to the dentist for a dental cleaning and exam might seem like a far cry from having a complete physical at your general physician’s office, but Richmond dentist Dr. Stefan Moiceanu understands that oral and overall health are closely intertwined. To ensure that we’re taking care of your overall health each an every time you take a seat in our dental chair, we ask that you provide us with a complete medical history.

Why do I Need to Share My Medical History with My Dentist?

At your first appointment at Hilltop Family Dental, you’ll be prompted to fill out registration forms—one of which is a comprehensive medical history. This form will ask about your lifestyle habits (smoking, drinking alcohol, exercising, etc.), your family medical history, your personal health history, and more. It’s important to be as thorough as possible on this form—listing any present medications and health conditions—so that Dr. Moiceanu and our team can tailor your dental care to fit your unique health needs.

What Kind of Health Information Should I Share?

We believe that it’s better to have more information about you than we need, so we encourage you to tell us as much about your health as possible. Even the smallest detail can make a difference in the way we provide you with quality dental care, so, if it happened, we need to know about it.

Also, please don’t rely only on the registration form to tell us about your overall health. If you have a serious health condition—including heart problems, asthma, diabetes, if you’re pregnant, and more—we need to know about it when you take a seat in the dental chair. These conditions and others have a direct effect of the way Dr. Moiceanu and our team administers your dental care. Additionally, we need to know any medications that you’re currently taking to ensure that you will not have a reaction to any anesthesia or sedation that is used.

For more information about the type of information we need to ensure your safety during your dental appointments, call Hilltop Family Dental in Richmond, California at (510) 758-7222. We serve patients from Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Vallejo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Benicia, and the greater Contra Costa County area.

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