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ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION: HOW CAN WE HELP AS NURSES

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ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION: HOW CAN WE HELP AS NURSES

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  1. ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION:HOW CAN WE HELP AS NURSES Andrew Brewer Chair, WFH Dental Committee

  2. IDEAL SITUATION • Dental team is an integral part of the comprehensive care unit. • Dental surgeon • Dental nurse • Dental hygienist (therapist) • Access to specialist services • Oral surgeon • Orthodontist

  3. GOOD ORAL HEALTH • Prevents periodontal disease • Reduces dental caries • Poor Oral health has been related to: • Septic arthritis • Coronary artery disease

  4. IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH • Diet • Tooth brushing • Fluoride • Dental examinations

  5. Antibiotics +/- antibacterial mouthwash Tooth brushing

  6. SEVERE & MODERATE All treatment in the hospital except for prosthodontics. MILD & CARRIERS Treatment shared with GDP. Patient reviewed at the hospital every 2 years. PATIENT GROUPS

  7. No Problem Buccal Infiltration Mental nerve block Care Required Inferior alveolar nerve block Lingual infiltration Posterior superior alveolar nerve block LOCAL ANAESTHETICIN HAEMOPHILIA

  8. Bleed following inferior alveolar nerve block

  9. Andrew Brewer Oral Surgery Department The Royal Infirmary Glasgow G31 2ER Email: andrew.brewer@northglasgow.scot.nhs.uk