|Forum topic by distrbd||posted 10-04-2013 03:41 PM||1503 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-04-2013 03:41 PM
We recently moved to a new town.Took my wife to the local dentist for a broken tooth,had to fill out 3 forms since she is a new patient,the next thing the doctor did was to take my wife’s blood pressure which was higher than normal(150/90)l ,then the dentist tells her she could not do anything for her that day or even later for two reasons:
1)there is an infection that had to be dealt with with antibiotics.
I had never heard that before,of course,I would understand if the dentist would highly recommend her to get her high blood pressure under control but to blatantly refuse to treat a patient and not do a routine dental surgery just because her blood pressure is above normal?
I guess the dentist has had a bad experience in the past with a similar situation or got sued but I thought the he/she would find a way around it to treat patients in agony rather than trying to save their own butt.
-- Ken from Ontario, Canada