Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
If you have medical conditions, or if you are taking any medications, please make sure that your dentist is aware of them before starting any dental work in your mouth.
People with certain medical conditions may require special consideration in the dental chair. For example, asthma medications can lead to dry mouth and possible oral fungal infections. Patients with low blood pressure may require a more upright positioning in the dental chair. In fact, high consumption of herbal teas can lower blood pressure and put people at risk of fainting in the dental chair. Most people don't realize that multivitamins, ginseng tablets and herbal teas are also considered drugs, so make sure that you keep us advised of any herbal remedies or alternative medicines you may be taking too.
If you've had heart surgery or joint replacement, or are immunosupressed due to illness, radiation treatment or a drug you are taking, please let us know. Sometimes we need to prescribe antibiotics before we even start dental work, in order to avoid possible infection or complications in the event you bleed during your dental procedure.
In short, please keep us aware of your medical conditions and the drugs you are on. Some drugs can interact with medications that we may need to prescribe for your dental work, so it's important that we know which drugs you are taking and in what doses.