Issue One 2014
2014, Vol. 1, issue 1, (October)
Dental Management of Patients with Upcoming Liver Transplantation
Organ transplantation is now a widely undertaken procedure and the increase in the number of patients who have significant liver disease or having undergone liver transplant therapy will seek either preoperative or postoperative care.The successful management of oral health in organ transplantation patients necessitates close cooperation of a dental physician with the various transplant teams.This article reviews main medical problems impacting dental treatment in liver transplantation candidates: dental focus of infection; oral source of infection (periodontal disease, mucosal lesions, bacterial and fungal infections, etc); oral manifestations in transplant patients; bleeding problems; antibiotic prophylaxis and general medical conditions.
Authors:Jordan Galabov; Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral and Imaging diagnostic – Sofia, Bulgaria;
Assya Krasteva; Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral and Imaging diagnostic;
Evelina Odiseeva; MilitaryHospital, Department of hepatic, pancreatic and transplant surgery– Sofia, Bulgaria;