Oral and dental health care and anesthesia for persons with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a devastating genetic disorder with profound oral and dental health care issues. Most patients with FOP eventually develop heterotopic ossification of the chewing muscles with resultant ankylosis of the temporom andibular joints. Preventive and restorative dental care, as well as endodontic, periodontic, and orthodontic care present therapeutic challenges to the dental practitioner, the anesthesiologist, and to the FOP patient throughout his or her life.
Key WordsFibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) dental health care oral health care anesthesia
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