Theme for this year is: We are not waiting .Hepatitis is a disease in which there is inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by virus , drinking too much alcohol, certain medicines or some medical conditions .Most common types of hepatitis are hepatitis A, B ,C and alcoholic hepatitis. Hepatitis A is an acute infection and people generally improve without treatment whereas hepatitis B and C cause chronic liver disease.
1. low grade fever
3. pain in the abdominal area dark urine
4. pale stools and
HEPATITIS IN RELATION WITH DENTAL TREATMENT
liver diseases like hepatitis affect the bodies capacity to form blood clot which is required in various dental procedures like extractions periodontal surgeries etc. The disease also affect the liver capacity to metabolize certain drugs. Patient should always consult their physician before taking any medicine or treatment.
The US National Institute of Health National Library of medicine reported that the link between periodontal disease and hepatitis C is inflammation .The bacteria that cause gum diseases also increase the inflammation throughout the body including liver . Patients with hepatitis are at an increased risk of facing complications of dental diseases. It is advisable to go to a dentist for regular checkups so as to avoid these complications .
Oral manifestations of such liver diseases are usually lichen planus, ulcers , xerostomia , erosion , tongue abnormalities and gingival bleedings. The patient should inform their dental team about hepatitis infection so that their experience at the dental office is pleasing. The dental team will take appropriate safety precautions for their health.
We at Japjee dental believe in maintaining proper sterilization, infection control and prophylactic vaccination.