Patiënten met ongewone extractiewensen 2. Wilsonbekwaamheid en psychopathologische oorzaken
Broers, D L M
Brands, W G
de Jongh, A
Willems, D L
Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde 2010 Nov; 117(11): 547-52
If there is no indication for tooth removal purely based on dental criteria, but the patient requests removal due to fear of dental treatment, or because of a mental disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, a somatoform pain disorder or a disorder of body image perception, then the question is whether the patient is mentally competent to make this decision. In case of a tooth removal request on psychopathologic basis, a dentist has to refuse to carry out such treatment, but he should make an effort to help or guide the patient in some other way.
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