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:
- Bleeding disorders
- Heart diseases
- Chronic renal failure
- Liver diseases
- Pulmonary (lung) diseases
- Endocrine diseases
- Pregnant/lactating mothers
- 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.