Table of Contents
ISRN Hypertension
Volume 2013, Article ID 410740, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/410740
Review Article

Hypertensive Patients and Their Management in Dentistry

1Department of Oral Rehabilitation and Dental Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Petru Rares No. 2–4, 200349 Craiova, Romania
2Department of Odontotherapy, Endodontics and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 1 Mai No. 68, Craiova, Romania

Received 1 October 2013; Accepted 22 October 2013

Academic Editors: F. Angeli and K. C. Ortega

Copyright © 2013 Sanda Mihaela Popescu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hypertension is a common disease encountered in dental setting. Its wide spreading, terrible consequences, and life-long treatment require an attentive approach by dentists. Hypertension management in dental office includes disease recognition and correct measurement, knowledge of its treatment and oral adverse effects, and risk assessment for dental treatment. Dentist role in screening undiagnosed and undertreated hypertension is very important since this may lead to improved monitoring and treatment.