THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ACCURATE MEDICAL HISTORY

Your first visit to Ponchatoula Family Dentistry establishes a vital foundation in our relationship with you.  We want to do everything possible to make this a life-long relationship.  At your first visit, we will obtain important medical information to allow us to serve you best.
Patients do not always realize how their dental health affects their physical health, and how their physical health affects their dental health.  Oral health is essential to your general health and well being.
The Medical History form will provide the dentist and other staff members with important information about your overall health.  It increases awareness of any diseases, allergies and medications that might interfere with your dental treatment.  Dental exams can reveal gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, and poor oral health conditions that are linked to diabetes, and heart disease and poor overall health.  The answer to these questions help us determine risk factors to help us provide you with better treatment recommendations that are specific to you.  Whatever your particular situation, it is important to provide accurate and up to date information.  Inaccurate information, or no information, can lead to life threatening consequences or an uncomfortable allergic reaction.
For some patients, going to the dentist can be an overwhelming experience, especially first time visits.  Let the staff at Ponchatoula Family Dentistry put your concerns and anxieties to rest!