Bleeding Disorders and Dental Care
For people with a bleeding disorder, tools against mouth bleeds can be found in their medicine cabinet—a tooth brush and dental floss. That's because daily brushing and flossing, combined with regular visits to a dentist who is familiar with bleeding disorders is imperative for maintaining a healthy mouth and preventing dental problems.1 These healthy habits help prevent bleeding caused by gum disease, and infections that may lead to the need for oral surgery.
This section will help individuals with a bleeding disorder understand the important role of dental care in a bleeding disorder treatment plan, in addition, information will be provided on how to develop and maintain good dental hygiene through adulthood.
What You'll Find in Living With A Bleeding Disorder: The Importance Of Dental Care
Working With Your Dentist
It is important to let your dental care team know about your bleeding disorder and to work with them to develop the best possible care plan.
Life with a bleeding disorder is likely to involve mouth bleeds. This section offers tips on what to do when these incidents occur.