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Penny wrote at 2014-04-18 02:32:27
In the meantime, what that dentist did constitutes a form of malpractice. If someone NEEDS a tooth pulled, the dentist should have just used the correct anesthesia for patients with high blood pressure and pulled it anyway. This is tantamount to the way I have been treated in the emergency-dental arena, having broken out front teeth and trying to get that fixed...to the extent that my mouth is starting to get infected and sore from all the time spent trying to lower my own blood pressure without drugs that would further contradict dental anesthesia (beta blockers).



Dentists turning patients away because of high blood pressure has been ruled a violation of Federal regulations in the state of Maine. Doctors (not dentists per se) are the reason why I went to law school. Meanwhile I sit here with broken out front teeth trying to get my blood pressure down enough so that even an Emergency Room dentist will treat them; the filing of malpractice lawsuits only raises my blood pressure further.


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