Oral and dental problems of sick children

  • Lindsay Hunter
  • Bruce Hunter
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Abstract

Sick children are further disadvantaged if they suffer from oral and dental disease, most of which is preventable. The sick child’s family is also subjected to additional unnecessary burdens and disruptions to routine when as the result of neglecting oral health, dental treatment requires admission to hospital and possibly the administration of general anaesthesia to extract decayed teeth.

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Further Reading

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© Margaret Lindsay Hunter and Bruce Hunter 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsay Hunter
    • 1
  • Bruce Hunter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wales College of Medicine Dental SchoolUK
  2. 2.University Dental Hospital NHS TrustUK

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