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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-19

Medical and dental emergencies and complications in dental practice and its management


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (A constituent College of Nitte University), Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Harshitha Alva
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 018
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7761.115144

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Any dental professional can encounter an emergency during the course of their treatment. Every Dental specialist should have the knowledge to identify and manage a potentially life-threatening situation. Prompt recognition and efficient management of an emergency by the specialist results in a satisfactory outcome. Though rare, emergencies do occur in a dental clinic. The ultimate goal in the management of all emergencies is the preservation of life. The prime requisite in managing an emergency is maintenance of proper Position (P), Airway (A), Breathing (B), Circulation (C), and Definitive treatment (D). The purpose of this article is to provide a vision to the commonly occurring medical and dental emergencies and complications in dental practice and their management. Data for the study was collected from PubMed data base search.


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