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Dental Care for Medically Compromised Patients
Patients who have medical conditions requiring hospital care may be required to see the dentist while they are inpatient. Because our team of dentists is conveniently located in The Johns Hopkins Hospital, patients who are in the hospital, or those who develop new dental conditions, can see our team of dentists for routine care. If necessary, we refer patients to our specialized dental practitioners for more complex care.
Medically Compromised Patients
Regular dental care is not always routine for some patients. Our specialized dental practitioners often provide oral health care to patients with:
- Heart conditions
- Organ transplants
- Immuno-compromised health issues
- Cancer, who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Surgical defects due to cancer removal
Learn more about dental care for medically compromised patients.
What kind of dental care will I receive?
We provide patients with serious health care issues routine dental care; however, we work with your physician(s) to ensure our work aids your treatment and recovery. We will probably recommend you have cleanings and checkups more often to maintain the health of your mouth and teeth.
Why come to Johns Hopkins? Can’t I see a regular dentist?
Our general dentists and dental specialists experienced at managing patients with serious health issues and work with your team of specialists to provide the highest level of dental care available.
Are you a patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital?
As a Johns Hopkins patient, we offer you the convenience to schedule your physician and dental appointments on the same day.