Dental Concerns

See also Dental Concerns for Antiviral Agents. General

1. Monitor vital signs at every appointment because of cardiovascular and respiratory side effects.

2. Patients on chronic drug therapy may develop blood dyscrasias. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, bleeding, and poor wound healing.

3. Avoid direct dental light in the patient's eyes. Keep dark glasses available for patient comfort. 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. Medical consultation may be necessary in order to assess patient's cardiovascular status and ability to tolerate stress.

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