Which common dental emergency is caused by an imbalance in the distribution of blood to the brain and to the larger vessels within the body?
A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries. Blood contains oxygen and important nutrients for your brain cells.
What causes most medical emergencies in a dental office?
Medical emergencies were most likely to occur during and after local anesthesia, primarily during tooth extraction and endodontics. Over 60% of the emergencies were syncope, with hyperventilation the next most frequent at 7%.
Why do you think it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of a medical emergency in the dental office?
By understanding the signs and symptoms of an emergency as it is occurring, a dental professional can identify the proper method of care, intervention, and if at all possible, prevention of the episode. Identifying the warning signs of these medical related emergencies is essential.
What are the 4 signs of an emergency?
Warning Signs that Indicate a Medical Emergency
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath.
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure.
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness.
- Changes in vision.
- Confusion or changes in mental status.
- Any sudden or severe pain.
- Uncontrolled bleeding.
Which types of medical emergency training are imperative for each dental team member?
For this reason and due to licensing requirements, all dental professionals are advised to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with AED training (i.e., Basic Life Support training or CPR/AED certification).
What is an acute allergic reaction that can be life threatening is known as?
Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy.
When a patient begin breathing abnormally deep and fast this is termed?
Rapid, shallow breathing, also called tachypnea, occurs when you take more breaths than normal in a given minute. When a person breathes rapidly, it’s sometimes known as hyperventilation, but hyperventilation usually refers to rapid, deep breaths.