Consideration Of The Use Of Stirrup When Treating ITP?

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. I want to ask. my teeth aren’t neat. but only the upper teeth. Can you do that, if you install stirrup, just only the top? Second question. I just recovered from ITP. my ITP disease is often caused by bleeding from the gums. now the bleeding has decreased in my gums. But, yes, I haven’t totally recovered. My question is, can I still install stirrup? Because I read on the internet, if the stirrup pairs have to be with healthy gums. Are my gums unhealthy?

1 Answer:

Hello Erlita,

Thank you for asking Aloodkter.

The arrangement of teeth that are not neat is indeed one indication of the installation of braces (stirrup). With the proper installation of teeth, the arrangement of teeth that are not neat can improve, so that not only support the appearance, the process of eating, talking, and dental and oral hygiene care can be optimally carried out. Installation of braces does not have to be done directly on both sides of the jaw (upper and lower), but can only be one of them (upper jaw only, or lower jaw only).

One of the conditions that must be met before installing braces is a healthy gum condition. The characteristics of healthy gums are not swollen, not painful, pink, do not bleed easily, are not overgrown with tartar, teeth do not shake, and so on. Indeed, because of ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), gums can bleed more easily. However, this does not necessarily mean that your gums are not healthy. Gum bleeding in patients with ITP is caused by immune system disorders that mistakenly think of platelets as a substance that is harmful to the body, when in fact it is not. But indeed, one of the risks of installing braces is that it can cause recurrent bleeding gums. This risk can appear even more severe later if your ITP has not been properly addressed.

Therefore, it is better to consult directly with your dentist or orthodontic dentist so that your eligibility is assessed using braces. If necessary, the doctor can also coordinate with a specialist in internal medicine to provide appropriate treatment for your ITP.

I hope this helps.

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