Hypertension

Etiology:

  • Idiopathic 90%
  • Secondary-10% (kidney disease, drug induced, thyroid disorder, etc.)

General Information:

  • Stage 1 = (140-159/90-99)
  • Stage 2 = (160+/100+)

Dental management:

  • Defer if >180/110
  • Caution with epi and non-selective B Blockers
  • Limit to 2 carpules 1:100k
  • For stage 2 – Monitor blood pressure before and after appointment