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Objective:To evaluate and compare blood pressure and pulse rate Pre- and Post-extraction of teeth.

Materials & Methods: The Systolic & Diastolic blood pressure of 40 Indian patients in the age group of 20-50 years old were recorded using a Dial-type BP apparatus & Stethoscope before and after dental extraction. The Pulse rate was also recorded pre- and post-extraction by palpating the radial pulse and recording it with a stopwatch for 1 minute.

Results: 75 per cent of the patients had no significant change in blood pressure pre- and post-extraction, while 17.5 percent of the patients had an increase in blood pressure post-extraction. 7.5 per cent of the patients had a fall in blood pressure following dental extraction. Evaluation of pre- and post-extraction pulse rate shows no significant change in pulse rate in 92.5 per cent of the patients studied and 5 per cent of the patient had an increase in pulse rate post-extraction. 2.5 percent of the 40 patients studied had a decrease in pulse rate post-extraction.

Conclusion: There's no significant difference in blood pressure & pulse rate pre- and post-extraction.


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