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Dental Care and Heart Disease: What to Tell the Dentist

Dentist Broomfield Colorado Retro Dental Group reminds patients on the eve of World Heart Day to include their dentists in conversations about medical concerns before dental procedures


Broomfield, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/02/2015 -- Around the World Heart Day, and Broomfield Dentist Retro Dental Group is reminding people with heart issues and other medical concerns that a simple conversation with their dentist can go a long way.

A few quick tips:

Most dentists already discuss their patients' health history at regular office visits and before performing any dental work, but patients should feel comfortable starting a conversation with their dentists about any new medical concerns, questions or medications each time they hit the dentist chair.

Individuals seeing a dentist for the first time will most likely be asked for their complete medical and dental history. In case an issue is not addressed, patients should make sure their new dentist is aware of any health conditions, allergies, and medications they are taking, including any over-the-counter or recreational drugs, vitamins or other dietary supplements.

Kessler & Resnick, DDS - Broomfield Dentist suggests patients with the following heart conditions remind their dentist at each visit:

History of heart attack, stroke, congenital heart defects or recent heart surgery: Patients with any of these issues should talk to their cardiologist and dentist before treatment and tell their dentist what medications they are taking, particularly if they are taking any blood-thinning drugs.

High blood pressure: If a dental procedure requires the use of anesthesia, patients should ask their dentist if the anesthesia contains epinephrine, which in rare cases may result in cardiovascular changes.

Angina (chest pain): Patients with new or unpredictable chest pain should wait on elective dental procedures until their condition has been evaluated by their physician and is under control.

"In addition to the conditions listed above, dentists and patients should make discussing medical conditions and medications a part of every visit," said Dr. Bill Kohn, Vice President of Dental Science and Policy for Kessler & Resnick, DDS - Broomfield Dentist Plans Association. "In many cases, if a dentist is aware of a patient's history, simple steps can be taken to prevent potential issues from arising."

To learn more about the connections between heart disease and oral health, visit Retro Dental's online Oral Health Library.

About Kessler & Resnick, DDS - Broomfield Cosmetic Dentist
We are popular certified dentists in Agoura Hills easily accessible from Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake and Woodland Hills. And many more of our patients are from just about everywhere in Southern California. We have now opened clinics in Broomfield and Aurora Colorado

Our team specializes in providing the latest in dental services for children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Darren Kessler is a graduate of the University of the Pacific. He completed a general dentistry residency at the VA Hospital in Brentwood. He has been in private practice since 2001.

Dr. Kessler maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.

"Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated with going to the dentist. My hometown dentist was funny and kind. I was never scared while I was in his chair. That stuck with me. That approach inspires me in my own dental practice today. I became a dentist because I wanted to contribute to the community. Growing up, I loved getting to know people. My practice allows me to do both." — Dr. Darren Kessler

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Dr. Elyse Resnick has been in private practice since 2003. She obtained her doctorate from University of the Pacific.

Dr. Resnick is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.

"We truly care about our patients and are dedicated to the best experience and service we can provide. As a mom and a doctor, I know what it means to have quality care when it comes to dental health. We look forward to seeing our patients and enjoy our many long lasting relationships with them." — Dr. Elyse Resnick

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