Prevalence of Hypertension Among the Patients Attending the Dental Out-Patient Department

AUTHOR(s) : Rabha Arup Kumar, Moondra Ashok, Mahanta P, Thakuria KD, Saikia Hiranya
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of hypertension among the patients attending dental out-patient department. Introduction: Many patients seeking dental treatment and attending in Dental Clinic may not be healthy and may come with physical ailments like hypertension which may restrict his desired Dental procedures. Dentist may not be able to provide the treatment to prevent any untoward accident. Material and methods: The present study was a hospital based cross sectional study conducted in a tertiary care centre during the period of January 2017 to March 2017. Result: Analysis was done upon 98 dental outdoor patients to determine the prevalence of hypertension. The overall prevalence of hypertension was found to be 52% among the study group. Conclusion: Before going for any dental procedure especially in elderly patients, a through clinical examination may lead to improved monitoring and treatment to the patients and it helps the doctor to avoid any untoward incident.

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