Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48--54

Specialty dentistry for the hemophiliac: Is there a protocol in place?


J Naveen Kumar1, R Anil Kumar2, R Varadarajan3, N Sharma1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai, India
3 President- Hemophiliac Society, Consultant Hematologist, Apollo Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
J Naveen Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095
India

Restorative dental care for the hemophiliac patient is of paramount importance for the fact that advanced dental conditions and subsequent treatments prove to be more complicated and risky. Quite often, dental health is neglected by hemophiliacs for fear of bleeding during procedures. Surprisingly, even dental specialists avoid these candidates and contribute to the conversion of a simple dental patient to an oral surgical patient. The complexities involved in diagnosing a bleeding disorder and the rarity of a standardized protocol to handle such patients contribute to this problem. This article prescribes a simple protocol to diagnose bleeding disorders and a modified scheme for endodontic and periodontal therapy in a hemophiliac patient.


How to cite this article:
Naveen Kumar J, Anil Kumar R, Varadarajan R, Sharma N. Specialty dentistry for the hemophiliac: Is there a protocol in place?.Indian J Dent Res 2007;18:48-54


How to cite this URL:
Naveen Kumar J, Anil Kumar R, Varadarajan R, Sharma N. Specialty dentistry for the hemophiliac: Is there a protocol in place?. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];18:48-54
Available from: https://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2007;volume=18;issue=2;spage=48;epage=54;aulast=Naveen;type=0