Coordinated Pediatric and Periodontal Dental Care of a Child with Down syndrome

Gentry Byrd, Rocio B. Quinonez, Steven Offenbacher, Martha Ann Keels, Janet M. Guthmiller

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The purpose of this report was to describe the management of an eight-year-old Bulgarian male with Down syndrome presenting with periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease in the early mixed dentition. Treatment involved full-mouth mechanical debridement and extraction of hopeless teeth under general anesthesia followed by systemic antibiotics and chemical adjunctive therapy. Microbial culture and sensitivity testing aided in diagnosis and guided treatment decisions. This case report demonstrates a multidisciplinary approach in the management of aggressive periodontal disease in an internationally adopted pediatric patient with special health care needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-385
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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  • Medicine(all)


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