Patient Profile: Patient is a 65-year old African-American female, 5’3” and weighs 130 lbs. She is retired from the school district.
Chief Complaint: “I need my gums treated and teeth cleaned.”
Dental History: Her last dental visit was two years ago. She reports a history of periodontal disease and several teeth being extracted due to bone loss.
Medical History: The patient had a blood transfusion 42 years ago following a miscarriage. She reports having surgery on each wrist due to carpal tunnel syndrome and subsequently experiences arthritic pain in her hands. She suffers from diverticulitis, GERD and stomach ulcers. Her medications include: (Nizatidine) Axid®, (Acetaminophen) Tylenol®, (Ceterizine) Zyrtec®, (Naprosyn) Naproxen®, (Rosuvastatin calcium) Crestor®, (Metformin hydrochloride) Glucophage® and takes OTC antihistamines as needed. She reports an occasional reaction to Penicillin.
Bleeding Index: 60%
Plaque Free Score: 30%