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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-63

Endodontics for the haemophiliac, a multidisciplinary perspective

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai 600 095, India
2 Department of Endodontology, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, India
3 Haemophilia Society, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Naveen J Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai 600 095
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.42294

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Bleeding disorders have always been a stigma to dentists. The apparent complexities in diagnosis and handling of a bleeding problem contribute to this and force us to avoid such patients in clinical practice. Preventive dentistry obviates the need for invasive dental procedures. Quite often, help from conservative dentists may be sought after, making it mandatory to be aware of the basics of handling a "hemorrhagic patient". Haemophilia, being the commonest bleeding disorder in the world requires special mention. This article presents a systematic approach to successful endodontics in haemophiliac patients and highlights the importance of a multi­disciplinary approach.

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