Consultation with Primary Care Provider

1. Medical consultation may be necessary in order to assess patient's disease control. Client/Family Teaching

1. Review the importance of good oral hygiene in order to prevent soft tissue inflammation.

2. Review the proper use of oral hygiene aids in order to prevent injury.

3. Daily home fluoride treatments for persistent dry mouth.

4. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses and beverages.

5. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages.

6. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, sugar-free beverages, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

7. Report oral sores, lesions, or bleeding to the dentist.

8. Update patient's dental record (medication/health history) as needed.

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