Management of an Elderly Patient with Orthostatic Hypotension in Endodontic Retreatment: A Case Report

  • Michael Golden Kurniawan
  • Evri Kusumah Ningtyas
  • Bintang Adiguna Widjaja
  • Ira Widjiastuti
Keywords: orthostatic hypotension, elderly patient, root canal retreatment


Orthostatic hypotension occurs when cardiovascular adaptive mechanisms fail to compensate the reduction in venous return that normally occurs on the upright position. A patient with orthostatic hypotension can be a challenging case for a dentist. A 78-year-old male came with idiopatic orthostatic hypotension and felt uncomfortable with his old crown restoration and discoloration on his upper teeth. Management of orthostatic hypotension can be handled by manipulating the dental chair interval movement position.