Consultation with Primary Care Provider

1. Patients with symptoms of blood dyscrasias should be referred to their primary care provider for complete blood counts. Treatment should be postponed until the results are known.

2. Consultation may be required for very anxious patients.

3. General anesthesia should be used with caution in patients requiring dental surgery; hypotensive episode may occur. 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.

5. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, sips of water, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

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