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General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners part 9: Haematology and patients with bleeding problems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Meechan, Professor Mark Greenwood


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Disorders of the blood can affect the management of dental patients. Particular oral signs may be produced. In addition healing may be affected and the choice of anaesthesia for operative procedures will be influenced. Similarly, patients who have problems with haemostasis are a concern. Surgical procedures are obvious problems. However, restorative dentistry is not trouble-free as patients with bleeding problems may present difficulties regarding the choice of local anaesthesia, as regional block techniques may be contraindicated in some patients. © British Dental Journal 2003.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Meechan JG, Greenwood M

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2003

Volume: 195

Issue: 6

Pages: 305-310

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4810526

PubMed id: 14512990