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Understanding risk factors for the best dental care plan

Understanding risk factors for the best dental care plan

We classify all the patients. We will need to understand which kinds of patients we have.

In this video, Prof. Salamanca will discuss the importance of understanding a patient’s overall health and risk factors before performing dental procedures, such as placing dental implants. There are several conditions and behaviors that may be contraindications for dental implants, including poor control of systemic diseases like diabetes, radiation therapy to the head or neck, bone metabolic disease, immunocompromising conditions, and certain habits like smoking. He also emphasizes the importance of considering the overall health and well-being of the patient and the importance of addressing any systemic or behavioral issues before moving forward with treatment. Finally, he mentions the importance of addressing any current infections or periodontal disease before proceeding with dental procedures.

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