When booking your appointment, make sure that you tell the dental surgery that you have a bleeding disorder. It is important to give your dentist your haemophilia centre contact details in case they need to contact your haemophilia doctor or nurse to discuss treatment you may need. Ask your haemophilia team to write you a letter to take to your local dentist.
During your appointment
On your first visit to a new dentist, you will be asked about your medical history, your general health and whether you smoke.
At your check-up, your dentist should:
- carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
- ask about any problems you have experienced with your mouth, teeth or gums
- ask about your teeth-cleaning habits and give advice on the most appropriate ways for you to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy
- ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking and drinking
- discuss with you when your next visit should be
- identify if you need any further treatment, and if so, explain the risks and costs of any treatment.