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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Byrd, G; Quinonez, RB; Offenbacher, S; Keels, MA; Guthmiller, JM

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 381 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 26314608

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-5473


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States