Dental management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

  title={Dental management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease},
  author={Aisha Manche{\~n}o Franch and Yolanda Jim{\'e}nez Soriano and Gracia Sarri{\'o}n P{\'e}rez},
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), both of unknown aetiology. These conditions are characterised by the chronic and recurrent inflammation of different parts of the gastrointestinal tract, but while in CD, chronic inflammation may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, in UC, mucosal inflammatory changes are confined to the colon. IBD is currently on the increase, and it is important for the dental professional to be… CONTINUE READING