Everyone needs regular dental care, and regular check-ups are important.4
If you have hemophilia with inhibitors, this routine healthcare practice comes with a few extra considerations.
- Your dentist or oral surgeon should be aware of your condition.4,9
- Let your hemophilia treatment center know when you have dental exams or procedures scheduled.4
- Check with your hematologist or treatment center for the dentists that they recommend (who are used to working with hemophilia patients).4
- If you will be undergoing a complex dental procedure where bleeding could occur (extractions, surgery, procedures that might require needling the body), talk to your treatment team.4
You can prevent tooth and gum problems by going to the dentist twice a year and by practicing good dental hygiene. Work with your hemophilia treatment center and follow their advice.1
Don't avoid this critical part of your health. Do yourself a favor so you can enjoy the best overall health possible. Keeping your mouth and teeth healthy is a good way to help avoid unneeded surgery.