A critical and recurrent situation faced by the dental clinician (DC) is that of providing care to patients who may be at risk for excessive bleeding during care or post-operatively. Bleeding disorders may be due to congenital and/or acquired conditions affecting platelets and/or the coagulation process. Less often, the DC may be providing care to a patient who has an excessive clotting disorder. This paper will provide a brief overview the pathophysiology of these disorders and treatment considerations for these patients. The focus is to provide some background information for the DC so as to be better informed if a patient does present with a particular thrombotic problem. Specific details of each disorder can vessel be assessed on an individual basis pending the diagnostic category and the patient's therapy. A clinical case report will be presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association|
|State||Published - 2014|
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