Dental Rehabilitation of a Child with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Case Report

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Raed R Gholman
2. Omar AES El Meligy
3. Emtenan H Felemban
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1664
Volume
12
Issue
6
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@3d94dea7 ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@1300c748 ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@1487d833
Article keywords
Acute lymphocytic leukemia, Composite restorations, Risk assessment, Stainless steel crowns

Abstract

Leukemia is the cancer of blood cells and bone marrow and it is the most common cancer in children. The cause of acute lymphocytic leukemia is unknown, but many predisposing risk factors could be associated, such as an exposure to radiation, chemical or viral infections. A six-year-old boy was presented with multiple carious teeth and severe pain related to his lower left teeth. Regarding medical history, the child was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and after consultation with patient\'s physician; dental treatment was planned to be accomplished under general anesthesia. The aim of treatment was to eliminate sources of infections, restore carious teeth, relief pain, and improve oral hygiene and patient\'s parents\' education regarding general and oral health. Full-mouth rehabilitation was accomplished after preparing the patient with pediatric hematology/oncology team under general anesthesia. During recall visits, good oral hygiene and caries-free teeth were obtained. It is important to have solid knowledge regarding the medical conditions, the necessary consultations with medical subspecialties and the appropriate timings for treatment.

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