Patient Profile: Patient is a 60-year old White Caucasian male who is a traveling salesman.
Chief Complaint: ''My last appointment was over six months ago so I know I have a lot of deposit on my teeth and am anxious to have it removed."
Dental History: The patient has followed preventive care recommendations for six month recall/recare intervals for years.
Medical History: The patient has minor vision loss in each eye. He experiences a nasal discharge due to the continued use of nasal spray. The patient has minor hearing loss. He has been under a physician's care for cluster headaches in the past. The patient had a history of peptic ulcers 21 years ago and underwent hernia surgery 24 years ago and has encountered no problems with either since. The patient currently takes a daily regimen of: (Amlodipine besylate) Norvasc®, (Fosinopril sodium) Monopril® and (Omeprazole) Prilosec®. The patient suffers from heel spurs and takes nine OTC (Ibuprofen) Motrin® daily.
Bleeding Index: 60%
Plaque Free Score: 25%