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Dental Management of Pediatric Patients with Bronchial Asthma

Karishma Chhabra, Shveta Sood, Naresh Sharma, Akshara Singh, Sankalp Nigam

Keywords : Asthma, Pediatric dentistry, Pediatric patient

Citation Information : Chhabra K, Sood S, Sharma N, Singh A, Nigam S. Dental Management of Pediatric Patients with Bronchial Asthma. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (5):715-718.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2024

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Asthma is a disease marked by recurrent dyspnea caused by spasmodic bronchoconstriction. Bronchial asthma is a serious global problem that has steadily increased in prevalence during the past two decades. Oral manifestations of pediatric patients suffering from bronchial asthma are an increased upper anterior and total anterior facial height, higher palatal vaults, greater overjets, and a higher prevalence of posterior crossbites. Dental treatment of such patients requires the role of a pedodontist. Behavior management techniques, conscious sedation techniques along with medical management, and comprehensive dental treatment by a pediatric dentist may prove beneficial to such patients.


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