Dentistry in connection with certain diseases and disease treatments April 19, 2018 Carl Pena Some conditions are not optimal when getting dental treatments. Diseases and treatments in question Congenital malformations on the face and around the jaw. Damage to the face or around the jaw due to a disease. If you injured your teeth during an epileptic seizure. If you are going to get a treatment and have to be free of infection. Changes in the mucous membranes that are due to disease. About the disease you have been affected by oral and dental health. If you receive radiation treatment against your head or throat. Severe and prolonged pain in the face or around the jaw. Sleep apnea – breath arrest during sleep. Extreme dental fear. Allergy or hypersensitivity to the dental material. Replacement of dental fillings due to prolonged inconvenience. Rehabilitation after eating disorders and reflux disease. 1 Congenital malformations on the face and around the jaw If you have a congenital malformation or damage to the face or around the jaw, for example, the so-called lip-jaw gap. You can get the dental care needed to eat and talk as well as possible for the same fee as health care. If the malformation affects the appearance, it also includes treatment for some cases. 2 Damage to the face or around the jaw due to a disease Some diseases may affect the jaw and face. For example, it may be a tumor or cyst that has damaged the jaw or rheumatism caused the bite to be affected. In such injuries you can get the dental care required to eat and speak as well as possible for the same fee as healthcare. If the appearance has been affected by the disease, in some cases treatment also includes it. 3 If you injured your teeth during an epileptic seizure During an epileptic seizure you may fall and break your teeth or jaw. You can also bite the teeth with great force because of cramps, which can damage your teeth and bites. A great article on the issue can be found on Stockholm Tandläkargrupp. If you are injured during an epileptic seizure, you can get dental care that restores your teeth and bite in the condition they were before you were injured at the same charge as healthcare. 4 If you are going to get a treatment and have to be free of infection In some medical care it is important that you are completely free from infections. For example, it may apply to some cardiac surgery, organ transplants, and if you are being treated with high doses of cytostatics against, for example, severe blood disease. In order for the physicians to be absolutely sure that you have no ongoing infection, you can have your teeth and jaw examined for the same fee as other medical care. If you have an infection, there is also treatment for it. 5 Changes in the mucous membrane of the mouth due to disease If you get into the mucous membranes of the mouth, such as sores, blisters or other changes in the mucous membrane. Depending on a generally reduced immune system, HIV or a blood disease, you can get treatment for these disorders at the same rate as other medical care. It may also apply if the pain with the mucous membrane is due to the fact that you have been treated with cytostatics or radiation. Examination and treatment of the mucosa include but not other dental care.