For Dentists & Students: Management of Medically Compromised Patients in The Dental Chair

Medically compromised patients are those ill people who may or may not tolerate a dental appointment and whom require a modification in the treatment plan depending upon the challenge imposed.

A good thorough medical and drug history of the patient is mandatory and its considered to be a key factor when managing these patients.

These patients include those with:

  1. Bleeding disorders
  2. Heart diseases
  3. Chronic renal failure
  4. Liver diseases
  5. Pulmonary (lung) diseases
  6. Endocrine diseases
  7. Pregnant/lactating mothers
  8. Neurological disorders

In this article, I will be discussing the common diseases or medical conditions that any dentist or student may face during his/her practice and how we should react to it.

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