Oral Manifestations of a Patient Suffering from a Rare Gilbert’s Syndrome: A Case Report
Gilbert's syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormal glucuronidation of bilirubin in the liver, presenting as unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in the absence of hepatocellular injury or hemolysis. Diagnosis of this pathology is primarily made during routine examination described as the presence of a yellowish tinge in the eyes and skin in general. Normally, the oral manifestations of Gilbert's syndrome are present but mostly go unnoticed as the teeth are minimally affected which are visible to the patient and surrounding mucosa in the oral cavity, where yellow discoloration can be appreciated. Dental treatments are smoothly carried out for such patients like extractions, root canal treatment, cleaning prophylaxis. The patient in this case safely underwent the root canal treatment after being diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis without any unusual discomfort. Local anesthesia can also be safely administered to such patients such as infiltration and inferior alveolar block anesthesia.
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