Patient Profile: Patient is a 42-year old African-American female, 5’6” and weighs 180 lbs. She lives in a metropolitan area and works in a delicatessen. Patient reports she needs her teeth cleaned and has not seen a dentist in eight years.
Chief Complaint: "Some of my teeth hurt and my gums bleed when I brush my teeth. I have never had my teeth cleaned and I think this will prevent my bad breath."
Dental History: Her last dental appointment was to remove a third molar and radiographs were exposed at that time.
Medical History: The patient reported that five years ago she was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor which resulted in a surgery to remove the ovary. She currently takes: (Amlodipine besylate) Azor®, (Olmesartan) Benicar®, (Atorvastatin calcium) Lipitor®, (Glipizide) Glucotrol®, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and a daily 81 mg aspirin. Her blood pressure was recorded at 135/85.
Bleeding Index: 55%
Plaque Free Score: 30%