MANAGEMENT OF MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PROSTHODONTIC PATIENTS
Older adults with chronic medical conditions are increasing in number as dental patients. So, a wide range of knowledge regarding medical conditions and drugs considerations is deemed necessary in dentists. Various chronic disorders and their treatments require alterations in the dental treatment. Serious clinical consequences may result due to failure of appropriate treatment modifications. Thorough evaluation followed by risk assessment should be done to determine whether a planned procedure can be safely implicated for successful dental management of a medically compromised patient while performing dental treatments. Risks and benefits should be examined for a dental treatment, and benefits overweigh the risk of medical complications.
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE RISK OF PRETERM BIRTH AND LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
With Periodontal Disease In Pregnant Women: Umbrella Review
Periodontal disease (PD) is caused by bacteria affecting the supporting structures of the tooth, causing inflammatory processes and the destruction of the periodontium, which can lead to tooth loss. This disease is initiated and propagated by an interaction between an altered oral microflora and the host’s vulnerable immune system. Gingivitis is the beginning of the disease and is generally due to the accumulation of dental biofilm due to poor oral hygiene. It is characterized by localized inflammation of the gum, which appears red and sometimes bleeding. If gingival disease is not treated, there is a risk that it will progress to chronic periodontitis.
AN IN VIVO STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF BACTERIAL
Microbiome On Clear Orthodontic Retainer
The oral microflora is highly diverse and consists of over 700 bacterial species. Each individual has a “core” microbiome consisting of healthy bacteria that is common to all individuals, and a “variable” microbiome that consists of healthy and sometimes pathogenic bacteria. Studies have shown that patients that are undergoing orthodontic treatment are subject to a greater risk of caries and gingival inflammation.
TELEDENTISTRY: A LITERATURE REVIEW OF
Evolution And Ethicolegal Aspects
Teledentistry is a developing area of dentistry that links dental providers to their patients. Cook defined teledentistry as “the practice of using videoconferencing technologies to diagnose and provide advice about treatment over a distance.” Interactive access to specialist opinion is provided with the use of telecommunication and computer technologies which is not limited by time and space. It uses telecommunication technology to send data, graphics, audio, and video images between participants who are physically separated for the purpose of clinical care (Association of American Medical Colleges).
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