Hi, this is Dr. Antolak and Jessica from thegentledentist.com, we’re in Shelby Township, Michigan. And our phone number is (586) 247-3500. You’re probably wondering what I’m doing with this. This is called a pulse oximeter. We use this device when we provide oral sedation to our patients. What it does is it has the ability to detect the blood pressure, the oxygen saturation, the oxygen that’s in your blood and your, your heart rate. So what I’ll have Jessica do is first of all put on the blood pressure cuff and this is all automated and so this goes on like that and then also we have what’s called a pulse oximeter and through this device, there’s a little red light there and what that does is that red light that’s in there measures through your skin and through your nail bed.

The amount of oxygen, don’t ask me how it does it, it just does it. Through the oxygen through there. So, Justin you could go ahead and push the start button.  And what it’s going to do is it’s going to inflate the blood pressure cuff. And it does it automatically, which is very nice. And that way, we can see our patients, and treat them throughout the whole process, then we can monitor the blood pressure. We actually have probably around 6 or 8 different patients. We’ve been able to screen them and find out that they had high blood pressure that they didn’t know of. I mean serious high blood pressure. So this is 1 of the parts that we do during our initial visits to provide a screening exam for that.

What way if somebody does have high blood pressure you can send them to a physician and then they’ll know.  If they do, then we try to do some things to help calm them down. At the same time, we want to make sure that their pulse rate doesn’t slow down too much, or their blood pressure doesn’t go down too low. So we just have a good estimate.  The good thing is when they do oral sedation, it’s very safe and very effective when people, when they leave and I call them later on that evening many times they don’t even have any clue or memory of, of the procedure that was done with them. This is once again is a very.

One of the ways that we try to provide the most safety that we can for our patients, and a way that keeps us, just more in touch with modern technology. So if you’re interested in oral sedation, if you have the fear of the dentist. Well, we can help relax you with basically a couple of pills that you take.

Give us a call. And our phone number is (586) 247-3500, or visit thegentledentist.com. Thank you.

Dentist in Shelby Township, Michigan Discusses The Pulse Oximeter