At Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, we strive to ensure that all our patients are comfortable and at ease throughout their treatments. To help monitor your condition through any procedure or therapy treatment, Dr. Chetan Parikh may recommend a pulse oximetry device. These devices help detect your blood oxygen levels, and they help our team ensure that you are safe and comfortable at all times. We invite you to contact our office at 301.235.9450 to learn more about pulse oximetry devices and to schedule your next appointment with our caring dentist.
Pulse oximetry is a common and painless test that is used to measure your blood oxygen level. There are a variety of pulse oximetry devices that can be used both in our office and at home. Some devices are handheld, tabletop, or wrist-worn. The most common device is called a probe, and it clips comfortably on your finger or ear lobe.
Pulse oximetry is used to for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common are to:
- Monitor a person’s oxygen level during and after surgery
- Analyze a person’s ability to cope with increased activity
- Determine if there are moments when a person stops breathing while sleeping
- Monitor the health of someone with lung cancer, asthma, heart failure, and other conditions
If you have questions or would like to know more about pulse oximetry tests, we invite you to call or visit our office today. We are happy to help in any way.