You may know about dental examinations which involves visiting one’s dentist every six months. These examinations are essential in maintaining good oral health.
Another type of examination is called dental clearance assessments. Also known as pre-surgery assessments, they are recommended for medically compromised patients, especially before undergoing major surgery or treatment. Examples of such patients include those with diabetes, under multiple medication, have cardiovascular issues, infectious disease or cancer.
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In this video, Dr Ansgar Cheng, Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics, shares more about the importance of dental clearance assessments.
With our clinics based in hospitals (Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Gleneagles), dental specialists in Specialist Dental Group are experienced in treating patients who are medically compromised. Our dental specialists resolve patients’ dental issues so that they can have peace of mind when they proceed with their medical treatments.