Depending on the severity of the kidney failure, the patient can be on medication, dialysis, or transplanted.
Patients with kidney problems are usually more predisposed to infections.
Therefore, the practitioner must take proper measures before starting the treatment:
-The dentist must prescribe antibiotics in the case of infection to prevent its spread to the kidneys.
-Kidney failure can result in high blood pressure, anemia, blood clotting problems. In the case of bleeding, it is best to monitor the patient.
-When a prescription is necessary, the dentist must avoid drugs toxic to the kidneys.
-Dental procedures, such as tooth extraction, should occur on a non-dialysis day for those on hemodialysis. Heparin, a blood thinner administered during dialysis, may cause extra bleeding.
The dental appointment is preferably scheduled for the following day.