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Medically Compromised Patient Care

Course Number: 628

Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding disorders can be divided into several categories, such as platelet disorders, anticoagulant disorders, anemia and drug-induced clotting abnormalities. Patients with bleeding disorders may experience spontaneous gingival bleeding. Therefore, they need good oral hygiene instructions to prevent infections and reduce bleeding. If the patient presents for dental treatment with an infection, the infection should be treated first before the dental treatment is completed.