Patient Profile: Patient is a 68-year old White Caucasian male who is semi-retired from farming.
Chief Compliant: "My teeth feel rough, look brown and my mouth is dry. I also have a sore spot behind my last tooth on the lower right side."
Dental History: The patient had a dental exam and bitewing radiographs four years ago.
Medical History: The patient takes (Diltiazem) Cardizem®, (Atorvastatin calcium) Lipitor®, one aspirin, (Omeprazole) Prilosec® and two (Naproxen) Aleve® daily. His blood pressure was recorded at 140/92. He was diagnosed several years ago and underwent surgery for the removal of a basal cell carcinoma lesion from his face and head. The patient was recently diagnosed with a Dupuytren's contracture and has undergone surgery to repair the ligament in his left hand and currently receives physical therapy weekly. He has smoked a ½ pack of cigarettes daily for 36 years.