Hypobaric and hyperbaric changes can trigger extreme states of pain in the human body. This article focuses on the phenomenon of barodontalgia, describing its pathophysiology and providing suggestions for preventative measures and approaches to treatment based on patient cases.
Untreated advanced periodontal disease is a main reason for the development of dental emergencies and sick call during deployments. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a postgraduate periodontal training on the quantity of periodontal treatment and prevention.
A dental surgeon is not always on board or near at hand to provide dental care to personnel serving on sea-going naval units. However, it is essential to ensure that appropriate dental treatment can be provided in emergencies that occur at sea by either an on-board dentist or naval surgeon.