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      Management of hyperthyroid patients in dental emergencies: a case report


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          The prevalence of thyroid disease, particularly hyperthyroidism, has rapidly increased in Korea in the past 10 years. Therefore, it is important to consider the complete medical history including thyroid disease in patients under dental treatment. Both the drugs used for dental treatment and psychological symptoms associated with treatment can induce emergencies in hyperthyroid patients. This case report considers emergency situations during dental treatment for hyperthyroid patients, and discusses risk factors and related concerns.

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                J Dent Anesth Pain Med
                J Dent Anesth Pain Med
                Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
                The Korean Dental Society of Anesthsiology
                June 2016
                30 June 2016
                : 16
                : 2
                : 147-150
                Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.
                Author notes
                Corresponding Author: Eun-Jung Kwak, Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea. Tel: +82-2-2228-8982, Fax: +82-2-2227-8906, puttiquak2@ 123456yuhs.ac

                *These authors contributed equally to this work.

                Copyright © 2016 Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

                This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                dental emergency, graves' disease, hyperthyroidism


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