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J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Jul;8(7):ZD17-8. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/8404.4592. Epub 2014 Jul 20.

Endodontic management of a haemophilic patient- a clinical perspective.

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  • 1Associate Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, ESIC Dental College and Hospital , Sector-15, Rohini, Delhi, India .
  • 2Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Krishna Dental College and Hospital , Ghaziabad, U.P., India .
  • 3Reader, Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology , ITS-CDSR , Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, U.P., India .
  • 4Medical Officer, Haemophilia Day Care Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital , New Delhi, India .

Abstract

Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders remain an enigma to the dentists world over. They not only challenge the skills of dental specialists but also raise the question of how these individuals should be managed emotionally as well as psychologically. The high incidence of dental problems in haemophiliacs is most likely caused by the fear and apprehension not only on the part of the patients but also dentists of inducing bleeding during treatment which can even be life threatening in certain cases. With proper care, diligence and meticulous treatment planning, there is no dental treatment that cannot be performed in such patients. Mild haemophiliacs can be easily managed and can effectively undergo even surgical endodontics without factor replacement therapies. However, severe haemophilia can pose significant health hazard and needs thorough preparation to meet any exigencies arising during the treatment. This case report describes how one such severely haemophilic patient with pain and swelling in the left submandibular region was managed with nonsurgical endodontic treatment in mandibular molar teeth and also discusses the importance of correct methods of diagnosis and various treatment considerations in such patients.

KEYWORDS:

Comprehensive management; Correct diagnosis; Endodontic considerations; Factor VIII, Haemophilia A; Prevention

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