Hemophilia and dental treatment.

B. E. Evans, L. M. Aledort

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Hemophilic patients must be thought of as special patients. Since routine dental procedures, however, do not usually involve bleeding, there is no contraindication to general dental treatment for hemophiliacs. Aspirin-containing compounds should never be prescribed. Caution must be used with local anesthetic block techniques. Preventive dentistry is vital to the younger hemophiliac; older hemophiliacs may require extensive treatment to restore mouths that have been neglected for years. Surgical dental procedures are now considered possible for hemophiliacs and may be performed on an outpatient basis, but they must be judiciously coordinated by the dental and medical team.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-834
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1978


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