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Article: Arresting rampant dental caries with silver diamine fluoride in a young teenager suffering from chronic oral graft versus host disease post-bone marrow transplantation: a case report

TitleArresting rampant dental caries with silver diamine fluoride in a young teenager suffering from chronic oral graft versus host disease post-bone marrow transplantation: a case report
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcresnotes/
Citation
BMC Research Notes, 2014, v. 7, article no. 3 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Rampant caries is an advanced and severe dental disease that affects multiple teeth. This case describes the management of rampant caries in a young teenager suffering from chronic oral graft versus host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old Chinese boy suffering from beta-thalassemia major was referred to the dental clinic for the management of rampant dental caries. An oral examination revealed pale conjunctiva, bruising of lips, and depapillation of tongue indicating an underlying condition of anemia. The poor oral condition due to topical and systemic immunosuppressants was seriously aggravated, and rampant caries developed rapidly, affecting all newly erupted, permanent teeth. The teeth were hypersensitive and halitosis was apparent. Strategies for oral health education and diet modification were given to the patient. Xylitol chewing gum was used to stimulate saliva flow to promote remineralization of teeth. Silver diamine fluoride was topically applied to arrest rampant caries and to relieve pain from hypersensitivity. Carious teeth with pulpal involvement were endodontically treated. Stainless steel crowns were provided on molars to restore chewing function, and polycarbonate crowns were placed on premolars, upper canines and incisors. CONCLUSION: This case report demonstrates success in treating a young teenager with severe rampant dental decay by contemporary caries control and preventive strategy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198969
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dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, AHCen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorMei, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, GCFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T00:57:57Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T00:57:57Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationBMC Research Notes, 2014, v. 7, article no. 3en_US
dc.identifier.issn1756-0500en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198969-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Rampant caries is an advanced and severe dental disease that affects multiple teeth. This case describes the management of rampant caries in a young teenager suffering from chronic oral graft versus host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old Chinese boy suffering from beta-thalassemia major was referred to the dental clinic for the management of rampant dental caries. An oral examination revealed pale conjunctiva, bruising of lips, and depapillation of tongue indicating an underlying condition of anemia. The poor oral condition due to topical and systemic immunosuppressants was seriously aggravated, and rampant caries developed rapidly, affecting all newly erupted, permanent teeth. The teeth were hypersensitive and halitosis was apparent. Strategies for oral health education and diet modification were given to the patient. Xylitol chewing gum was used to stimulate saliva flow to promote remineralization of teeth. Silver diamine fluoride was topically applied to arrest rampant caries and to relieve pain from hypersensitivity. Carious teeth with pulpal involvement were endodontically treated. Stainless steel crowns were provided on molars to restore chewing function, and polycarbonate crowns were placed on premolars, upper canines and incisors. CONCLUSION: This case report demonstrates success in treating a young teenager with severe rampant dental decay by contemporary caries control and preventive strategy.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcresnotes/-
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Research Notesen_US
dc.rightsBMC Research Notes. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleArresting rampant dental caries with silver diamine fluoride in a young teenager suffering from chronic oral graft versus host disease post-bone marrow transplantation: a case reporten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, AHC: bollies4@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailZheng, L: lwzheng@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMei, L: mei1123@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, GCF: gcfchan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022en_US
dc.identifier.authorityZheng, L=rp01411en_US
dc.identifier.authorityMei, L=rp01840en_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, GCF=rp00431en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1756-0500-7-3en_US
dc.identifier.pmid24383434-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3880541-
dc.identifier.hkuros230984en_US
dc.identifier.volume7en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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