As mentioned earlier, there are several lung diseases and respiratory conditions that have a direct relationship to oral health. Dentists should always keep these conditions in mind while providing treatment on a dental chair. Dentistry includes the management of dental problems in medically compromised patients as well.
Respiratory conditions can be divided into upper respiratory disease and lower respiratory disease.
Upper respiratory conditions include:
Lower respiratory conditions include:
All of the above conditions affect the dental treatment procedure. The dentist should always take medical conditions of the patient into consideration before providing any dental care.