Attending the Dentist

If you have mild haemophilia (30% or greater) it is fine to attend your own dentist for routine care such as check-ups, fillings, scale and polish, root canal, crowns and cosmetic work.

You should inform your dentist about your bleeding disorder and advise him/her that further information is available from your haemophilia treatment centre. However, should you need a tooth extraction, some deeper injections, gum surgery or a dental implant, your dentist should contact your haemophilia consultant or nurse for advice as this type of treatment will usually need to be provided in a specialist centre.

Your dentist will advise you about how often you need to attend for check-ups and give you information on how to prevent dental problems. Everyone with haemophilia should attend their dentist at least once a year for a check up.