When a patient with a bleeding disorder needs dental work: How you can work with the dentist to prevent a crisis

W. F. Caughman, B. P. McCoy, A. L. Sisk, C. L. Lutcher

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Abstract

Patients with bleeding disorders need close cooperation between their physician and their dental practitioner to receive safe, comprehensive dental care. When indicated, physicians must advise a compromised treatment plan to avoid deep injections or surgical procedures that may initiate a bleeding crisis in patients at risk. The conditions most commonly seen that require special consideration are long-term use of anti-thrombotic agents, platelet dysfunction caused by chronic renal failure, and congenital clotting factor deficiencies. Even these patients may undergo a high-risk procedure, such as periodontal surgery, with adequate precautions and preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-178+180+182
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume88
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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