Hello to Everyone:
I wanted to post a topic that I need some help with.
I was recently turned away from having dental surgery. It was at a university hospital/dental school. Upon arrival for the procedure. The nurse took my bp…it was high… but it’s always high even with medication that I take regularly. When I got into the dentist chair the dentist came in and as he was looking through paperwork and getting ready to perform the procedure he happened to ask me about my bp again and insisted upon taking it again, the bottom number was higher than the top number in the first reading and the top was lower. He then told me that there would be no surgery today because of my bp being all around too high. He then confirmed it with his supervisor and still no surgery.
Now let me take you back a bit so that it all comes together to make some sort of sense.
I have sleep apnea. I was diagnosed ten yrs ago with extremely severe sleep apnea. Since then off and on the cpap. Not using it now or plan to again. Way too many issues to speak of.
Been hospitalized twice–six months apart for high bp.
When I went to the dentist for this appointment with my wisdom teeth I was told that I would likely have oral surgery and I was fine with that. I’ve had some bad dental experiences in my life and a very low tolerance for dental pain. on top of being a big chicken. But when I went for this dental consultation the other day they told me that since I have sleep apnea that there’s no way that they would be able to put me out for that kind of surgery. So, I still have wisdom teeth that need to come out and with my bp and sleep apnea looks like I’ll be an old idiot because they won’t be coming out any time soon.
Does anyone have any advice on this kind of thing? Have you been turned down for surgery? Any information you can share would be great.