Category Archives: Preoperative Health Status Evaluation

Soft Tissue Incision

Soft Tissue Incision Several types of incisions can be used to gain access to the residual ridge for implant placement. The incision should be designed to allow convenient retraction of the soft tissue for unimpeded implant placement. It should preserve or increase the quantity of attached tissue and preserve local soft tissue esthetics. When the quantity of attached tissue is adequate and the underlying bon


PREPARATION Preparedness is the second most impoi tant factor (after prevention) in the management of medical emergencies. Preparation to handle emergencies includes four specific actions: (l) ensuring that the dentist’s own education about emergency management is adequate and up-to date, (2) having the au xiliarv staff trained to assist in medical emergencies, (3) establishing a system to gain

Preoperative Health Status Evaluation

Preoperative Health Status Evaluation TABLE 1-2 r Effect of Dental Medications in Lactating Mothers Effect of Dental Medications in Lactating Mothers  


BIBLIOGRAPHY Bickley LS, Hoekelman RA: Bates guide to physical examination and history taking, ed 7, Philadelphia, 1999, Lippincott. Gage TW, Pickett FA: musby’s dental drug reference, ed 6, St Louis, 2003, Mosby. Hupp JR, Williams’TP, Vallerand WP: The 5 minute clinical (011- ~I/It [or dental professioncts I’J)A, Baltimore, 2002, Williams & Wilkins. Little JW, Falace DA, i\;i1I(,!.CS, ct al

Preoperative Health Status Evaluation

Preoperative Health Status Evaluation BOX 1-27 Classification of Medications with Respect to Potential Fetal Risk Classification of Medications with Respect to Potential Fetal Risk  

Preoperative Health Status Evaluation

Preoperative Health Status Evaluation, BOX 1-26 Dental Medications to Avoid in Pregnant Patients Aspirin and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs • Carbamazepine • Chloral hydrate (if chronically used) • Chlordiazepoxide • Corticosteroids • Diazepam and other benzodiazepines • Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (if chronically used) • Morphine . • Nitrous oxide (if exposure is greater than'”9


Postpartum BOX 1-25 Management of Patient Who Is Pregnant 1. Defer surgery until after delivery if possible. 2. Consult the patient’s obstetrician if surgelY cannot be delayed. 3. Avoid dental.radiographs unless information about tooth roots or bone is necessary for proper dental care. If radiographs must be taken, use proper shielding .. :4. Avoid the use of drugs with teratogenic potential. Use local anesth


Postpartum Special considerations should be taken when providing oral surgical care for the postpartum patient who is FIG. 1-5 Proper lead apron shield is used during dental radiogra-. phy. Use of thyroid protection is demonstrated.    


MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANT . AND POSTPARTUM PATIENTS Pregnancy Although riot a disease state, pregnancy is still a situation in which. special considerations are necessary when oral surgery is required. The primary concern when providing care for a pregnant” patient is the ptevention of genetic damage to the fetus. Two areas of oral surgrcal management. with potential for creating fetal damage are (1) dimtal

Preoperative health status

Preoperative health status BOX 1-24 Management of Patient with a Seizure Disorder 1. Defer surgery until the seizures are well control-ed. 2. Consider having serum levels of antiseizure medications measured if patient compliance is questionable. 3. Use anxiety reduction protocol. 4. Avoid hypog._ly_ce.m_i.a and fa_tigue. tremens with hallucinosis, marked agitation and circulatory collapse. Patients requiring oral