Case Report
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World J Neurol. Jun 28, 2017; 7(2): 24-27
Published online Jun 28, 2017. doi: 10.5316/wjn.v7.i2.24
Periodontal surgery in a stage II Parkinson’s disease patient: Report of a case with special considerations
Ritika Arora, R K Sharma, Shikha Tewari, Himanshu Kapoor
Ritika Arora, Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut 250005, Uttar Pradesh, India
R K Sharma, Shikha Tewari, Department of Periodontology, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, India
Himanshu Kapoor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Subharti Dental College, Meerut 250005, Uttar Pradesh, India
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the completion of case, writing, and revision of this manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This case report was exempt from the Institutional Review Board standards at Pandit B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
Informed consent statement: The patient involved in this study gave his written informed consent authorizing use and disclosure of his protected health information.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors have no conflicts of interests to declare.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Ritika Arora, Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut-Haridwar Bye Pass Road, Meerut 250005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Received: September 27, 2016
Peer-review started: September 29, 2016
First decision: October 31, 2016
Revised: February 22, 2017
Accepted: March 13, 2017
Article in press: March 13, 2017
Published online: June 28, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Diagnosis of PD is often made after careful history taking, physical examination and observing a positive continued response to dopaminergic medications. Laboratory tests and imaging studies are not used routinely. The problems encountered during the dental treatment of a PD patient include the patient’s inability to keep his mouth open, uncontrolled movements of head and tongue and excessive salivation. This case report lays emphasis on various considerations that are required while doing periodontal surgery in these patients.