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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-140

Aviation dentistry: Past to present

Department of Pediatric Dentist, Pathak Dental Care, Karnal, Haryana, India

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Sidhant Pathak
Department of Pediatric Dentist, Pathak Dental Care, Karnal, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.167877

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Airline industry has gained popularity in recent years and not much known about the dental problems associated with the high altitude. It is most common in frequent flyers, crew members, pilots etc. Due to the closed chamber pressure gets accumulated in these organs causing pain, discomfort, and organ dysfunction. The presence of dental abscesses, periodontitis, deep carious lesions and deep unlined restorations in oral cavity can stimulate severe pain due to the extreme altitude changes. With proper diagnosis, the various complications can be avoided. Thus, dentist needs to be well versed with these facts and should provide a comprehensive treatment.

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