International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2021, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part D
Dental management considerations in the elderly with acquired bleeding disorders
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Faizul Ariff Sahul Hamid
Background: Globally, the percentage of elder people is increasing every year and has been projected that by year 2050 one in six people in the world will be 65 years and older. With advancing age, there are increased changes in the hemostatic balance resulting in acquired bleeding disorders. It has become very common for such patients to seek oral healthcare in hospitals and clinics. Hence it is essential that Dentists are able to manage such patients with regards to ensuring patient safety and delivering high standards of care.
Objective: Enable Dental professionals to recognize underlying hematological comorbidities, order and interpret appropriate lab investigations, identify drugs which might cause bleeding during dental treatment, planning and delivering required dental procedures especially invasive procedures such as dental extractions.
Methods: Literature review searches were done PubMed, Wiley Online & Cochrane Library Databases using keywords.
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