Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess various hemodynamic stability parameters in elderly patients pre and post dental extraction. Methodology: 100 middle aged patients between 35 to 45 years of age undergoing routine dental extractions were selected. Pre-operative, During Local Anaesthetic (LA) administrations, Intra-operative and Post-operative measurements were taken. Pulse oximeter was used to measure Pulse rate, Blood Pressure, Heart rate and Oxygen saturation level. Results: Minor changes were observed in measurements of heart rate, blood pressure especially systolic blood pressure, oxygen saturation and pulse rate. However, variations were not significant enough. Conclusion: Dental surgeons must be able to identify medical emergencies and adopt the opportune measures to avoid them or treat them quickly and effectively. The observed hemodynamic changes are possibly due to other factors such as stress and patientís anxiety and not necessarily due to anaesthetics.
Keywords Geriatric, Hemodynamics, Local Anaesthetic, Dental Extraction.